Police Raid Criminal Hideouts, Make Several Arrest s

first_imgAt least 86 suspected hardcore criminals and drug users were arrested over the weekend by squad of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in a pre-dawn raid in several parts of Monrovia.During the exercise, the LNP said those suspected criminals, 86 drug users and traffickers, will be sent to court for prosecution following what the officers called “thorough processing of the suspects.”However, according to police spokesman Sam Collins, the early morning raids on Thursday were part of “Operation Safe Haven Reload,” a drive to make the city and its surroundings safe ahead of the raining season.He disclosed that those arrested were in possession of dangerous substances, including marijuana, Italian whites as well as other contrabands or illegal imported drugs.He made the disclosure to reporters Saturday, May 10, at the LNP Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. Collins said the raid affected ghettos in Paynesville, including Red Light, and the Liberia Broadcasting Station (LBS) Communities, and Vai Town located in the Sinkor Old Road Community.Quoting the Senior Inspector of Police, Robert Saah, the police spokesman said, the raids will continue until the ghettoes and all suspected criminal hideouts in and around Monrovia are dismantled to maintain a low crime rate in the city.Mr. Collins has, meanwhile, called on all residents to help the police with information that will lead to locating criminal hideouts in the city and its environs.“We will not compromise your security, all we need is your support and cooperation as we strive to make our country a better place to live and do business,” he assured.The LNP official said the police was only carrying out its statutory function of protecting life and property, and not targeting anyone for reason than being a suspected criminal or drug user.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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GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgNaomh MhuireComhghairdeas do Bridanna Ni Bhaoill Co. Champion Scor Sinsear Dhun na nGall 2012. Congratulations to Bridanna Ní Bhaoill on winning the County Scór recitation title on Saturday Night.The under 10 and under 12 teams are going to Dublin on a club trip on Saturday March 24th. We will be taking part in a blitz hosted by Ballyboden Wanderers with whom we have a long friendship with. We will then attend the Donegal v Dublin national league match under lights at Croke Park. There is also a hurling game taking place in Croke Park that evening between Dublin and Tipperary. We return home after the match. We encourage as many players and coaches as possible to go on the trip. We will take names this coming week at training or contact Charlie Boyle, Joe Glynn or Gary The under 8s and under 10s continue training this Saturday at the Sportshall at the RCS. Training may be outdoors this Saturday morning training on the Astro-pitch. The under 8s will train from 11am – 12pm with the under 10s training from 12pm – 1pm.The under 12 boys began training outdoors last Saturday and will continue training at the Banks on Saturdays 11.30am – 12.30pm. Training continues every Tuesday at the RCS from 7pm – 8pm.The Seniors are out in the Gaeltacht this weekend on Sunday against Dungloe with a 11am throw in.John Gillespie of Gillespie Engineering has donated a set of kit bags to the Club Senior side for their year ahead in Div 2. The Club are most grateful to John and Gillespie Engineering for this sponsorship as well as the sponsorship last year. Local sponsors are an important part of the Clubs success. Nicole Logan has joined Danny’s backroom team along with Finbar McBride and Charles Doogan. Finbar and Charles played a huge part in helping both senior and reserve teams last year and with Nicole added to that team we will have the support needed to ensure everything is in place for games.Training for Peil na mBan continues in Aishlann Rann Na Feirste every wed night at 7.30. Teams entered for competitions this year are u14, u16, minors girls and Junior Ladies. We are putting a plan together to enter u12 girls in the blitz format. There is urgent need for junior ladies to start attending training. The club are sending 11 adults on Donegal ladies fundamental coaching and training course this weekend. Peil na mBan registration is on Friday night in the clubhouse at 6-7PM.A second show for the Jigs and Reels has been announced for March 30th with tickets for the extra show on sale at the Cope Annagry this Saturday morning at 10am and then all Cope Supermarkets and Stephen O’Donnell’s, Crolly.Lotto details for week 22nd February. Jackpot 1160 euro. No jackpot winner. There were one match 3 winner: Alice McKelvey – Meenacrieve. Numbers were 7-8-18-21.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: February 28th, 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’

first_imgMario Rosenstock, Rebecca Sheri dan age 3, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Mccauley get tucked inMario Rosenstock, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Macauley donned their aprons to brush up on their baking skills ahead of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s annual fundraiser in Donegal ‘Bake for Brain Injury’ which takes place from 10th-16th March.The trio are calling on local people to host a Bake Break at home, in their workplace or in their school during Brain Awareness Week to help raise funds for ABI Ireland’s Residential and Community Neuro-Rehabilitation services in Donegal.ABI Ireland provides community-based neuro-rehabilitation services and advocates for the 13,000 people who acquire a brain injury every year in Ireland. “A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said Barbara O’Connell, CEO of ABI Ireland.“Whether you fall victim to an unprovoked assault or road traffic accident, suffer a blow to the head on the football pitch, or simply trip in your high heels on a night out, a brain injury is devastating and life-changing.“We provide a personalised neuro-rehabilitation service to help those who acquire a brain injury regain their independence and live full lives in the community. Demand for services is constantly on the rise so hosting a ‘Bake Break’ with your friends or colleagues will help us make a big difference to the lives of those affected and their families,” she said. Men are three times more likely to acquire a brain injury, with young men between the ages of 18 and 35 most at risk.Footballer of the Year and ABI Ireland ambassador Michael Darragh Macauley said: “I’ve been supporting ABI Ireland for a number of years now because I’ve seen the good work they do and the difference their services have made, especially to young men my own age.“The reality that it could happen to any of us really hit home with me and I believe the rehabilitation ABI Ireland provides should be available to anyone who may need it. We can make sure this service continues to deliver by getting involved and raising much-needed funds during Bake for Brain Injury.”Register to host a Bake Break at www.bakeforbraininjury.ie or call 01 280 4164. All organisers will be entered into a draw to win a Ballymaloe Cookery Experience for two. Donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can be made online. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BakeBreak.MORE About Acquired Brain Injury IrelandEstablished in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides community based neuro-rehabilitation services to those who have acquired a brain injury. The organisation helps rebuild lives that have been shattered by the trauma of brain injury, through placing a critical emphasis on client-centeredness, quality, effectiveness and value for money. Rehabilitation and clinical support are key aspects to the service. Approximately 13,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. People with acquired brain injury (ABI) progress at different rates, and may need to access services at different points in time as their needs change. Within each stage of rehabilitation a range of different service providers is involved, which must be coordinated. Once back in the community the emphasis is on more extended activities of daily living, integration, and return to work or education. Interventions focus on enhanced participation, improved quality of life, psychological adjustment and carer stress. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is filling a vital service gap, in collaboration with statutory bodies.MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’ was last modified: February 28th, 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:Acquired Brain Injury IrelandBake for Brain InjuryBrain Injury Awarenessdonegallast_img read more

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Petushkova and Haleas Advance to Title Matches at MVC Individual Championships

first_img WATERLOO, Iowa – Drake University’s Liza Petushkova and Sophia Haleas advanced in semifinal action Saturday at the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Individual Championships. The pair will play in the title matches Sunday in their respective flights.Petushkova advanced in her semifinal match at No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Missouri State’s Anna Alons. Drake’s Haleas earned a 6-4, 6-0 victory against Missouri State’s Taylor Shaw to play for the No. 4 singles title.The Bulldogs will also be represented in the championship match of the No. 2 doubles flight as the team of Joely Lomas and Carmen Palumbo claimed an 8-6 win against the team from Bradley to advance. In addition to the three title matches, the Bulldogs’ Palumbo and Maria Tartarnikova will play in the third-place match of the No. 1 and 3 singles flights, respectively.MVC Individual ChampionshipsSinglesFlight 1 – WinnersJamie Wei (SB) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0Flight 2 – WinnersLiza Petushkova (DU) def. Anna Alons (MSU), 6-3, 6-2Flight 3 – WinnersNatalia Bravo (ILST) def. Maria Tatarnikova (DU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3Flight 4 – WinnersSophia Haleas (DU) def.  Taylor Shaw (MSU), 6-4, 6-0DoublesFlight 2Lomas/Paulmbo (DU) def. Lojpur/Perlwit (BU), 8-6  Print Friendly Version Story Linkscenter_img Results last_img read more

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TRAGEDY AS MAN DIES IN FREAK ACCIDENT AT PIER

first_imgThe accident took place at Rathmullan PierBREAKING NEWS: A man has died in a freak accident in Rathmullan.The man, named locally as Dan Joe Gallagher, 86, was mooring his boat when he slipped and fell at the pier.The accident happened just after 10.30pm last night. The man, who was from the Killycolman area of the town, was well know in the area as a local character and musician.He worked in England for many years in the construction industry.The emergency services rushed to the scene but it is understood the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.His remains have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is expected to be carried out. A full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the accident.The man, who was not married, was well-known and in the area and very well respected.Residents of the tightly-knit seaside village are in shock at the tragedy. TRAGEDY AS MAN DIES IN FREAK ACCIDENT AT PIER was last modified: November 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathRathmullan Piersliplast_img read more

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STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF

first_imgESB Networks staff have worked in dreadful conditions in an effort to restore power to homes across Co Donegal.Across the evening 12,000 homes lost power. Around 7,200 are still without power.As of 11,30pm the following faults were still in place: * Convoy 29 homes – estimated repair before 1pm Thursday* Rossgeir 90 homes – no estimated time* Gortlee – 108 houses – estimated repair before 12.30pm Thursday* Creeslough – 3,742 homes – no estimated repair time. * Gweedore – 1,367 homes – no estimated time*  Burtonport – 486 customers – no estimated repair time* Dungloe – 1,461 homes – no estimated repair time* Donegal Town – 33 customers – no estimated repair time. STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF was last modified: December 18th, 2013 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:200 HOMES STILL CUT OFFSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7last_img read more

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Eureka football’s comeback bid comes up just short in 21-20 loss to Ukiah

first_imgEUREKA >> The Loggers’ last-minute comeback bid was just a couple of inches short of being a reality.A two-point conversion attempt following Sergio Manzo’s 1-yard touchdown run with 10 seconds left fell just incomplete, as a pass from Tanner Bell pass was just out of reach Payton Ballew in the front-left corner of the end zone. Instead of a one-point win, the Loggers had to settle for a one-point loss, as the Wildcats escaped Albee Stadium with a 21-20 win on Friday night.The decision to go …last_img read more

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Mike Lutmer, July 25

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been hot and steamy. We just baled some hay the other day and it had only laid two days and baled just fine. The ground where we are baling is really dry. West of us has gotten rain, south of us has gotten rain and we haven’t had any more than a few drops. It has been at least three weeks since we really had a good rain.I have some crops that really look good but it’s not going to be pretty if we don’t get some rain this week. The corn is just getting pollinating. Some of the later corn is just starting to shoot tassels and all of the beans are blooming. The double-crops look alright and little bit of rain would go a long way right now. There is a 30% to 40% chance today and another chance late in the week.Up in South Charleston, I heard they got five inches in 45 minutes last week. It sounded awful, but the crops were not too badly damaged. We don’t need a rain like that.We are trying to get the second cutting hay finished and go from there. It has been pretty favorable for making hay. Second cutting is starting to get a little thin because we haven’t been getting the rain. The stuff we made on Saturday, though, was beautiful.As a whole everything looks pretty good. We just need some rain. The corn looks decent and the beans are coming along. All of the wheat is done and the straw is all but baled around here. There was a good amount of straw, but it remains to be seen how long it will last. There has been a shortage of straw the last couple of years because it has been so wet. There are a lot of bales this year and the quality seems pretty good.last_img read more

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Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENT Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs MOST READlast_img read more

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Woolmark exploring Indian market in sports wear

first_imgCoimbatore, Jun 5 (PTI) The Woolmark Company is exploring the large market in India for wool by tapping the great potential in sports wear and yoga sector, a top company official has said. India imported about seven to eight per cent of Australian wool, while China imported nearly 75 to 80 per cent, even as the use of wool in textile sector was just two per cent globally, Woolmark Company Country Manager (India), Arti Gudal said. Dispelling the perception that woolen garments were heavy and more suited for colder season, Arti told reporters on the sidelines of a workshop held recently at nearby Tirupur that the wool has trans-seasonal benefits and can be used in any climate, be it summer or winter, depending on the right blend. She said that there was tremendous potential for wool in India, particularly in sports wear in cricket and also yoga, which of late was getting international recognition. On availability of wool to cater to the increasing market trend, John Roberts, General Manager (Eastern Hemisphere), Australian Wool Innovation Limited said that around 35,000 rearers off-load the fibre thrice a week, accounting for nearly 1.8 million bales (each bale is 190 kg). “Innovation and appetite for the wool is huge,” Roberts added. A section of 150 knitwear manufacturers, who attended the workshop, said they were willing to explore the possibility of enlarging their market with the use of woolen yarn and wool blended fabric in the manufacturing process. The foray into wool-based products though may take a while, the first product from Tirupur is likely to be introduced at least in November, Arti said. On price comparison, she said that it was five times more compared to cotton, which is sold at about Rs 300 per kg, which is mainly used by knitwear manufacturers. PTI NVM RC MRadvertisementlast_img read more

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