YWCA Gives US$10,000 to 100 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) recently gave US$100 to each of 100 Ebola survivors in Kakata, Margibi County, following a two-day intensive training on business management. At the end of the training, Madam Roseline Toweh, YWCA National General Secretary, said the business grant is intended to empower the survivors to start businesses of their own to sustain their families. The project, she said, is sponsored by the Association of Evangelicals in Liberia (AEL), and will last for 14 months, beginning this month. She said the project also seeks to put women and men who were directly affected by the Ebola virus in a better position to sustain their families.The project will provide US$200 for each of the targeted survivors, but the money, she added, will be given in two segments.“Today we are giving out the first US$100 for you to start your business, but that is not all we have for you under this project. Our (associates) will come with you beginning next week to collect your identification (ID) cards, because we are going to use US$50 to open a bank account for each of you, and the balance US$50 will be given to you later to add to your business,” Madam Toweh told the smiling beneficiaries. The bank account, she said, will be controlled by the beneficiaries, while the YWCA will only monitor the process, noting that the recipients are expected to save some of their profits in the account since the YWCA might not always be in the position to help them.“We are not opening the accounts for ourselves. When the accounts are opened, each of you will have your bank books, but all we want is for you to save some of your profits. Our (associates) will work with you all through the banking process, and will only give us the deposit slips from the banks so we can give our report to the donors. But the money is for you. You do not have to pay it back to the YWCA,” she told the beneficiaries.The project seeks to improve the livelihood of Ebola survivors and help them provide care for their children.As part of the project, YWCA will pay school fees for orphans who are being cared for by targeted survivors in Kakata.The recipients of the grant expressed gratitude to the YWCA for what they referred to as a “life changing opportunity” for them, promising to use the funds wisely.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Still no date for Pine Pass re-opening

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation says they are working as fast as they can to fix highway 97 south from Prince George to Chetwynd.The road remains closed due to a washout after last week’s flooding.Earlier this week, Transportation Minister Todd Stone said they hoped to have the highway opened to single-lane alternating traffic by the end of this week.- Advertisement -When the Ministry was reached today, they still have no specific day for when the road will open but assured crews are working day and night to fix the highway and have it open to traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.They also reiterated for the latest updates to check DriveBC.ca and TransBC.ca.last_img read more

Mourinho planning to catch City next season

first_imgHowever, the United boss is already looking towards the 2018-19 campaign to overhaul Pep Guardiola’s side.He is taking a leaf out of Ferguson’s book after United were beaten to the Premier League title by Mourinho’s Chelsea in both 2005 and 2006, before going on to reclaim the championship themselves.“I always remember Sir Alex said in 2005-06, when we won the second title with Chelsea, that we [United] need to improve a lot because they’ve raised the bar to such a level,” said Mourinho.“They [Chelsea] won two titles in a row – the second title was easier than the first – and then the biggest manager in the Premier League said United needed to improve a lot.“That was the click for the improvement of the team. In 2006-07, United won the title back.“It has to be like that. “That’s why every match until the end of the season is an important match for us. It’s not just about the points and finishing in the top four, which is important.“We must try to finish second, try to play the best we can and improve the players individually the best we can and be the best possible team at the end of the season.“Then we must try to start next season in a good way, like we did this season, but try to be consistent and not to lose points like we did in some matches where we shouldn’t.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was furious with his side’s sloppy defending as they made a host of mistakes that allowed Spurs to claim the joint second fastest goal in Premier League historyMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 3 – Jose Mourinho is following the example of Manchester United predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson by forging a plan to catch Manchester City next season.Mourinho has admitted defeat in the Premier League title race, with United an ominous 15 points behind City with just 13 games remaining.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Buncrana company seeks experienced Accounts Senior and bookkeeper

first_imgJ.G. Carlin & Co. Ltd, Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors are seeking enthusiastic and positive candidates for several vacancies below.Accounts SeniorWe are seeking an Accounts Senior with a minimum of five years of practice experience. The successful candidate will be competent, organised and IT literate with a track record in delivering work on time, within budget and to a high standard. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of an allocated number of clients to include accounts preparation, taxation compliance and dealing with client queries. Professional qualification or part qualification is desirable but not essential. BookkeeperThe successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience. They will be computer literate, have excellent analytical and organisational skills and must have the ability to work both as part of a team as well as on their own initiative. Knowledge of VAT, PAYE, and subcontractors is essential. Experience in the preparation of financial accounts is desireable but not essential.Applications in writing together with a curriculum vitae to the attention of the Practice Manager at info@jgc.ie or it can be posted to JG Carlin and Co Ltd, The Business Centre, Lisfannon, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.Telephone number: +44(0)7493 64200 Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 23rd January 2019Job Vacancy: Buncrana company seeks experienced Accounts Senior and bookkeeper was last modified: January 7th, 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) Tags:Accounts Seniorbook-keeperbuncranadonegaljoblast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WINS PRESTIGIOUS 3D MAP AWARD IN AMERICA

first_imgA screenshot from The Hills of Donegal Story MapDonegal County Council has won the Esri Storymaps accolade for the “The Hills of Donegal” 3D Map at the International User Conference, San Diego.Esri revealed the winners of its Storytelling with Maps Contest yesterday at the Esri User Conference, highlighting Donegal County Council’s Story Map – “The Hills of Donegal” by Daragh McDonagh as third place in the Best Travel, Destinations, and Recreation section.From the iconic quartzite peak of Errigal to the spectacular sea cliffs of Sliabh Liag, Donegal has a wealth of upland areas to explore on foot. Daragh’s map takes the viewer on a 3D tour of the main mountains, with pre-set views from different angles. He even included weather forecast data to add some interactivity to the 3D landscape.The Story Map encourages you to “pack your bags and lace up your boots after you see the hills of Donegal, Ireland from a whole new 3D perspective” says Esri in their assessment of this entry. Storytellers from around the world submitted more than 400 entries that covered the full gamut of Esri Story Map templates. Contest judges selected 18 story maps as winners from across the five contest categories.Submissions were judged on a range of factors. Each selected story map combined design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity with an interesting and engaging story.All winners will receive a plaque and a certificate in honour of their award-winning story maps.Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems with Donegal County Council is delighted with this recognition for the Councils GIS function and in particular for the accolade bestowed on Daragh McDonough saying “Donegal County Council has been to the fore in exploring the potential of GIS as a tool for delivering more effective and efficient public services. Using GIS and story maps to promote and provide useful information on the county’s unique uplands and mountainous regions gives potential visitors an opportunity to sample the wonderful and exhilarating experience that awaits them on their visit to Donegal”. Visit www.donegalcoco.ie to find out more about The Hills of Donegal story map.DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WINS PRESTIGIOUS 3D MAP AWARD IN AMERICA was last modified: July 23rd, 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:Donegal County CouncilmapThe Hills Of Donegallast_img read more

Man must contact Gardai if he wants to see new-born baby

first_imgA Co Donegal man has been told he must contact Gardai before he attempts to see his new-born baby.Sean Gibson appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and criminal damage on January 22nd at his girlfriend’s mother house in Ballybofey. The court was told that Gibson, whose girlfriend is eight months pregnant, was arrested and has been in custody since.The court heard how Gibson kicked in the door of his girlfriend’s home after she refused to see him when he tried to apologise and this made him worse.He was arrested and made a full admission to criminal damage and assault when he was taken to Letterkenny Garda station.The court was told that his girlfriend was now living in fear of Gibson.The accused man told the court that he was taking cannabis and valium tablets.Judge Paul Kelly said he was agreeing to bail but said he was making a number of strict conditions of that bail.He ordered Gibson to live with his mother Carmel at her home at Hill Head, Castlefin and to sign on at Lifford Garda station three times each week.He told Gibson not to visit Ballybofey or Stranorlar and not to have any contact with his girlfriend.Judge Kelly said that Gibson must also contact his solicitor Gordon Curley and the Gardai if he wishes to contact his girlfriend when she gives birth to their baby.The case was adjourned until March 6th next to allow for directions form the Director of Public Prosecutions.Man must contact Gardai if he wants to see new-born baby was last modified: January 30th, 2017 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)last_img read more

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WHO LEFT WOMAN TERRIFIED AFTER BREAK-IN PAYS VICTIM €500

first_imgA computer programmer who broke into a woman’s flat in Letterkenny leaving her terrified has been ordered to pay his victim €500.Cheevers left woman terrified after break-in to flat.Conal Cheevers, 37,  broke into the woman’s flat at Apartment 2, Greenfield, Pearse Road by smashing the bathroom window and removed cosmetics on May 2nd last. After hearing the noise, the terrified woman called Gardai and Cheevers, of Bru na Grudan, Castletroy, Co Limerick was caught nearby.The woman appeared at Letterkenny District Court and told Judge Paul Kelly that she was “still scared staying there at night.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client, who was charged wit trespassing, had an unblemished record, was extremely drunk on the night and couldn’t remember breaking into the flat.Judge Kelly ordered Cheevers to pay a total of €750 – €250 for the broken window and a further €500 to the victim.He then dismissed the charges.COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WHO LEFT WOMAN TERRIFIED AFTER BREAK-IN PAYS VICTIM €500 was last modified: May 19th, 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:break-inConal CheeversdonegalflatLetterkenny Courttrespasslast_img read more

Corning, Los Molinos High football move up to No. 3 in respective divisions

first_img2. Enterprise (3) 3-0 37 33. Shasta (2) 3-0 31 24. Chico 2-1 15 55. … The Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is voted on by media members from the Chico Enterprise-Record, Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Red Bluff Daily News, Redding Record Searchlight and Action News Now. First-place votes are in parentheses with record, voting points and last week’s ranking listed after.Division IITeam Record Pts Last1. Pleasant Valley (4) 1-2 39 1last_img

Immelman wins US Masters

first_img14 April 2008South African golf has another major winner after Trevor Immelman emulated his hero Gary Player’s feat of 30 years ago to win the US Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on Sunday.It was a convincing victory by the 28-year-old. He was tied for the lead with Johannesburg-born Justin Rose after the first round; from round two, his name remained alone atop the leaderboard as he claimed victory by three shots on eight-under-par 280 after rounds of 68, 68, 69, and 75.Remarkable returnImmelman’s victory marked a remarkable return to winning ways for the modest man who just four months previously had a tumour removed shortly after winning the Nedbank Challenge in scintillating fashion. He experienced abdominal pain the week after his win at Sun City at the South African Airways Open, which forced him to withdraw from the event, and turned out to be the tumour.Six weeks later, he was back on tour, contesting the FBR Open. It was a tough return as he missed the cut. Next, he missed the cut in the Northern Trust Open, followed by a tie for 17th in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.Another missed cut followed at the Honda Classic. Then, a number of finishes way out of the big money positions: a tie for 65th at the PODS Championship, a tie for 48th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and a tie for 40th at the World Golf Championships-CA Championship.The famous green jacketIn his final tournament before the US Masters, Immelman missed the cut at the Shell Houston Open. Then.BOOM! There he was on Sunday at Augusta, having the famous green jacket fitted onto his shoulders by last year’s Masters’ winner, Zach Johnson.Speaking about his win, Immelman’s thoughts reflected his fight back from surgery. He said: “You know, I’ve always dreamed about winning majors and deep down I always thought I was good enough, but at time you obviously doubt yourself because you miss a few cuts and screw up a few times and you just… it’s like ‘Man, maybe I’m not as good or not good enough.’”The legendary Gary Player is the only previous South African winner of the Masters, having won it in 1961, 1974, and 1978. Immelman spoke about South Africa’s proud golf tradition and following in his idol’s footsteps, saying: “It hasn’t been hard to represent the country. Obviously, Gary won here three times and it’s such an incredible feat and, as you see, Ernie and Retief have come real close.More SA winners“Tim Clark finished second, Sabbatini – Rory – finished second, so there’s been a bunch of guys that have come so close and there’ll be a few more South Africans that will win this tournament.“This tournament is such a big deal down in South Africa. We grow up idolising this event, and kids dream about winning this tournament, just as I did, and obviously Ernie and all those guys I mentioned, they still have many opportunities to win this event, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they get it done at some point.”Now that he has won a major, Immelman says his ambition extends beyond a single title. “Obviously this is a tremendous confidence boost, now that I know I have got one under my belt,” he said, “and all I can do is go out there and prepare well for the majors from now on and just try my best.“I mean I’m definitely not going to sit back and go ‘okay, that’s me, I’m done’. I’m going to keep working hard and try to make the most of what I’ve been given.”DominationImmelman’s win was hugely impressive because of the manner in which he dominated the elements, the course, and the competition.He and Justin Rose led Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, and Brian Bateman by one shot, on four-under-par 68, after the opening round.In round two, only Steve Flesch, with a five-under 67 bettered Immelman’s 68. Snedeker equaled the South African with a 68 to trail by one at the halfway mark.In the third round, only three players managed to better Immelman’s 69, which left him with a two-shot advantage heading into Sunday’s fourth round.Final roundWith his parents watching, and a good luck message from Gary Player left on his cellphone, he teed off in the most important round of his career. By the inward nine, his lead had grown as large as six shots, but he injected minor tension into the finish by carding a double-bogey on the 16th.However, with such a big cushion, he wasn’t about to give up the coveted green jacket and pars on the final two holes secured the biggest win of his career.Immelman went on to pay tribute to his parents. His father, Johan, the former Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, politely told a reporter that it was Trevor’s moment, not his, when approached for comment.‘Mister Player’He also thanked his wife, Carminita, and his brother, Mark, for coaching and encouraging him and, showing his respect for Gary Player, said: “This one is also for Mister Player.”Immelman began his week by playing a practice round with Player, who contested the Masters for a record 51st time.Victories don’t come bigger than winning the US Masters at Augusta. And speaking of “big” wins. Once converted to rands, Immelman’s prize money works out to R10.26-million – over R2.5-million per round – which is a seriously impressive return for a superb effort.However, it’s not the money that matters. Honestly.Pulling on the green jacket and emulating his hero, winning the US Masters for himself, his family, and the Rainbow Nation… That’s what matters. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lighting for Video: The Tools You Should Have In Your Lighting Bag

first_imgLighting your next film or video project? Make sure you have the right support tools to get the job done.In our series on Lighting for Video we’ve previously tackled different types of professional lighting instruments. Knowing which type of light to use (and when) is essential for getting the best picture. But’s it not just about the lights. Anytime you use pro lighting equipment you should be prepared with the right support gear to assist you on set.In this video, I cover my essential lighting support tools – gear that should be included in any professional lighting kit. A quick rundown of these tools includes:High quality multi-tool (I prefer the Leatherman Wave for durability, warranty and varied toolset)Metric and standard hex wrenchesAdjustable wrenchExtra bolts, nuts, screws and washers (these can be a lifesaver)Clamps: varied assortment of big, small, metal, plasticGlovesGaff tape and Industry Tape (Industry Tape is strong and won’t leave residue behind like other kinds of tape)High quality extension cordsVelcro cable ties for cord managementWhat gear is a MUST have in your lighting kit?Share your experiences and advice in the comments below!last_img read more