US$29M Water Project Makes Progress

first_imgLast week stakeholders, support partners and local leaders in the implementation of the Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP) for three county capital cities held final discussions on validation instruments for the provision of pipe-borne water at a one-day workshop held in Monrovia.The Chief of Party, Alione Fall, said the cost of the three cities’ water project is valued at US$29 million.The three cities are: Voinjama, Robertsport and Sanniquellie in Lofa, Grand Cape Mount and Nimba Counties respectively.Mr. Fall stated Robertsport will receive five million, while Voinjama and Sanniquellie will each get US$12 million apiece.He pointed out that the validation water workshop was intended to technically and managerially empower the community leaders on the sustainable management and components of the rural water projects in the country.The funding for the rural water project is being provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the provision of safe drinking water for rural Liberians.The LMWP officials explained that the project would convert four hand pumps into improved water yards fitted with treated water, greater storage capacity and solar power.They said that the project would also provide capacity-building and capability assessment while systems are operational.The water project is intended to ensure sustainability of water supply improvements through cost-recovery and support the Government of Liberia’s strategic plans as outlined in the ‘Agenda for Transformation and Vision 2030.’The signing ceremony for the three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) are all expected to take place this week Thursday at the city of Robertsport in Grand Cape Mount County.Addressing participants at the opening ceremony was Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation’s (LWSC) Managing Director Charles B. Allen.Mr. Allen urged all stakeholders and community leaders to consider the water project as an essential element to sustainable livelihoods.He stated that the provision of quality pipe-borne water to rural Liberians is one of the primary concerns of the Liberian Government and its supporting development partners.During the interactive discussions, participants underscored the need for enhancement of the water projects in the three county capital cities.Participants also expressed concern over the slow but steady progress that continues to delay the MOUs and procurement processes of the USAID sponsored, LWSC and LMWP water projects.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A.V. girls stand out as scorers

first_imgThere is no shortage of scoring in the Antelope Valley this season, with two girls’ basketball players averaging more than 20 points per game. Leading the way is Antelope Valley Christian of Lancaster junior Miranda Broadway, whose 25.3 points average is fourth best in the Southern Section, according to Broadway has scored more than 20 points in 14 of 19 games for the Eagles (10-9 overall, 8-6 Agape League), while she scored a career-high 36 points Jan. 16 in a 46-30 victory against Bethel Christian of Lancaster. At Desert Christian of Lancaster, senior wing Carleigh Hobson has averaged 21.5 points to lead the Knights (18-3 overall, 10-0 Desert Mountain). Hobson’s career high is also 36 points, coming in a 53-30 victory over Paraclete of Lancaster on Jan. 6. Rare defeat: When the Knight of Palmdale girls’ basketball team defeated Palmdale 58-50 Friday night, it was the first time Palmdale has lost a Golden League game in more than two years. The Falcons (15-10 overall, 11-1) Golden last lost a league game on Jan. 2, 2005, against Antelope Valley of Lancaster, before running off the 25-game winning streak that ended Friday night. With that victory, Knight (19-8, 11-1) won a share of its first league title in the school’s four-year history. This was the first season Knight fielded a team with seniors, as the school was opened to just freshman in 2003. 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

Spartans play the spoilers

first_img“If you start to chant `overrated,’ I’m leaving,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan joked before addressing media in his postgame press conference. Ryan said he didn’t think the pressure of playing with the No. 1 ranking affected his team’s performance. “I don’t think that had anything to do with it,” Ryan said. “Michigan State played better.” The upset puts a damper on Wisconsin’s showdown Sunday with No. 2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes now have a half-game lead over Wisconsin (26-3, 12-2 Big Ten) in the conference race. Ohio State hosts Penn State tonight. “This is unbelievable,” Neitzel said after working his way throw the crowd and heading to a postgame press conference. “It is a chance for us to leave our legacy and our footprints on the program.” Michigan State had not beaten a top-ranked team since Earvin “Magic” Johnson led the Spartans past Larry Bird and Indiana State in the 1979 national championship game. Landry had 18 points for Wisconsin. Tucker had 16, but only two in the second half. Travis Walton had 13 points for Michigan State and Raymar Morgan added 12. At UNLV 60, No. 14 Air Force 50: Kevin Kruger had 14 points and a career-high 10 assists to help the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Falcons. Kruger went 2-for-11 from the field, but 9-for-9 from the line. Joel Anthony added 10 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (23-6, 10-4 Mountain West), which won its 13th straight home game. Nick Welch had 15 points and nine rebounds for Air Force (23-5, 10-4), which is now tied with UNLV for second in the Mountain West behind No. 21 BYU. At Providence 64, No. 22 West Virginia 61: Weyinmi Efejuku scored 24 points and the Friars took advantage of the Mountaineer’s 32 missed 3-point attempts. Jonathan Kale added nine points and nine rebounds for Providence (17-9, 7-6 Big East), which improved to 16-2 at home and 3-3 against ranked teams as it tries to move off the NCAA Tournament bubble. At No. 19 Texas 80, Texas Tech 51: A.J. Abrams scored 18 points and the Longhorns stayed in the thick of the Big 12 race with a win over the Red Raiders. Kevin Durant added 17 points for the Longhorns (20-7, 10-3), who had all five starters score in double figures, but didn’t have a 20-point scorer for the first time this season. The win keeps Texas a half-game behind Texas A&M for second in the Big 12 and a game behind leader Kansas. The Longhorns play both in their last three games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wisconsin’s first-ever game as the nation’s top-ranked team went poorly Tuesday night, when Drew Neitzel scored 28 points to lead Michigan State to a 64-55 victory. Wisconsin gained the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history on Monday. center_img Neitzel’s 3-pointer with 3:51 left gave Michigan State a 51-49 lead, and the Spartans held on for the victory, giving their NCAA Tournament hopes a boost before their home crowd. The sellout crowd at Breslin Center serenaded the Badgers with a chant of “overrated” as the clock wound down. Students stormed the court at the final horn. last_img

Brazil’s Danilo out of WCup with ankle injury

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Fagner of Corinthians has played at right-back since and Danilo’s World Cup is now over, with the news coming the day before Brazil face Belgium in their quarter-final clash in Kazan on Friday.A statement published on Brazil’s official website read: “Right-back Danilo suffered a ligament injury in his left ankle after sprains in training this Thursday in Kazan.“Accompanied by the doctor of the Brazilian national team, Rodrigo Lasmar, the player performed image tests that confirmed the injury and he doe not have sufficient time of recovery in the period of dispute of the World Cup.“In conversation with the technical committee, Danilo requested and will remain with the cast, having begun treatment with the medical department of the national team.”Brazil are aiming to secure a sixth World Cup. 0Shares0000Danilo, 26, saw his first season in England end with the Premier League title following his arrival from Spanish giants Real MadridLONDON, United Kingdom, July 6 – Brazil right-back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after sustaining ankle ligament damage in training on Thursday.The Manchester City defender played in Brazil’s opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Group E after Dani Alves was injured before the tournament began.last_img read more

Marina del Rey group to protest hotel

first_imgBut residents already upset with the pace of development in the area and the loss of public parking want to send a message before the project gets approved. Members of the residents group We Are Marina del Rey will host the Rally for Recreation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to drum up support for the artificial beach, which many would like to be left as is. The group will gather near the enclave at Admiralty Way and Via Marina and march down Admiralty toward Mindanao Way. Walkers will then loop back to the beach, where there will be a potluck lunch, games and a children’s contest. Carla Andrus, an activist and longtime live-aboard boater, argues the proposed Marriott Residence Inn would do more than displace parking spots and picnic shelters. The hotel threatens to obscure the public’s view of the shoreline, essentially turning it into a private beach, she said. “If the Marriott is there, for all intents and purposes it will privatize the beach,” she said. “There will be no access, no real access.” Andrus and others also oppose the county’s plans to forfeit a handful of other parking areas for new developments, including a senior housing complex on Admiralty and a controversial boat valet center on Fiji Way. Another parking area near the now-shuttered Edie’s and Harbor House restaurants is supposed to become part of a mixed-use development planned by Ed Czuker’s EMC Development, while a lot along Marquesas Way is slated for apartments. Each project requires an amendment to the marina’s Local Coastal Plan because the proposed uses don’t meet existing land-use designations. “They’re doing it in a piecemeal way,” Andrus said, adding, “If you’re going to do anything (with existing parking lots), the first thing they should consider are park opportunities.” A Beaches and Harbors spokeswoman said the asphalt lots slated for new developments are underutilized. Still, Community and Marketing Services Chief Dusty Crane said the department has pledged to build in extra spots in other areas. The Mother’s Beach parking “most of the time ? is empty,” she added. The plan is to keep some parking near the new hotel and also restripe an existing lot near Mother’s Beach, where more cars could park near the water, Crane said. A neighboring leasehold could also make room. “There probably will be less parking spaces, but there will be better utilization of the spaces,” Crane said. “We’re so underparked over there.” In addition, the county has proposed building a new structure near Burton Chace Park. “That seems to be where we have a real parking shortage at this time,” Crane said. Bruce Russell, a resident since 2001 who plans to attend Saturday’s rally, said he hopes the event will at least get the proposed projects on peoples’ radar. “Nobody knows about any of this stuff,” Russell said. “We really think this is the time to tell the Coastal Commission.” Organizers timed the event to fall just days before the commission meets next week in San Pedro. The panel was initially scheduled to discuss a long-awaited review of the marina’s Local Coastal Plan, an issue held over from July, but it has been postponed again for a future meeting. kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER A network of Marina del Rey residents will rally Saturday against plans for a new hotel at Mother’s Beach, which would lose a strip of picnic shelters and a parking lot in the process. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors has pledged to rebuild the picnic areas in a new spot on the sand and to restripe a nearby lot to handle more beach traffic. The hotel would still provide some public parking. last_img read more

Kurt Zouma’s Everton loan from Chelsea ‘should be completed’ today

first_img 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Zouma was part of Chelsea’s 2014/15 and 2016/17 title-winning sides The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED The French centre-back has fallen further and further out of favour at the club since being a Blues regular between 2014 and 2016.Marco Silva’s men also recruited free agent Bernard as well as Barcelona’s Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes on deadline day. HUMBLE targets According to the Telegraph, the deal should be completed today.It was reported on Thursday that Everton had reached an agreement with Chelsea to take Zouma ahead of the 2018/19 season. Everton will reportedly finalise their loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea today.The Toffees filed a deal sheet for the last-minute transfer prior to yesterday’s 5pm deadline and so are allowed extra time to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img gameday cracker BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures targets Latest Everton News smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings last_img read more

Many Chelsea fans tear into ‘snake’ Courtois after nightmare El Clasico debut

first_img LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Meanwhile Thibaut Courtois, who is at his “dream club” at Real Madrid has just conceded 5 goals against Barcelona.— iChelseaTweets (@iChelseaTweets) October 28, 2018 Courtois kicked up a storm at Stamford Bridge after falling out with former boss Antonio Conte and demanding to leave.After getting his ‘dream move’ to the Bernabeu, new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri moved to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as his replacement.In his place, the Spaniard has helped to take Chelsea maintain their unbeaten start and helped lift them up to second in the table. with a 4-0 win at Burnley.Understandably, several Chelsea fans have little sympathy for former No.1 Courtois given his poor attitude and petulance. Check out the best Tweets below! Courtois kicks the post out of frustration at the Camp Nou Conte to Madrid? Courtois getting dropped? Hazard signs da ting? Chelsea on fire? RLC 4 goals in 2 games?— Elias (@Everymonday6) October 28, 2018 BEST OF Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Most Popular Football Stories Thibaut Courtois has conceded 8 goals in his last 5 games for Madrid, Kepa has conceded that much in his last 13 games for Chelsea. This is football, this is the definition of beauty— Mod (@CFCMod_) October 28, 2018 scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Chelsea ballingCourtois exposedConte going MadridEden stayingMood right now— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) October 28, 2018 revealed center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker 1 Courtois Hello Roman:Please, I realize that I made a bad choice to come to Real Madrid.I want to go back to Chelsea. please give me a second chance.Roman: no thanks!— Oumar Blues Sow⏹ (@blues_sow) October 28, 2018 Courtois was like “I want to be with my family, I hope Chelsea fans will understand”😂🤣🤣 “the level at Madrid is higher than that at Chelsea” 😂#ElClasico— Olamide (@Iam_lammy) October 28, 2018 Has the snake Courtois conceded 5 goals in one game before with Chelsea ? 🤔 #Clasico #FCBRMA— The Blues (@TheBlues___) October 28, 2018 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Thibaut Courtois may want to avoid checking his mobile for the next week or so, especially if the reaction of these Chelsea fans is anything to go by.The Real Madrid no.1 conceded five goals on his Clasico debut as Luis Suarez’s hat-trick condemned Los Blancos to a 5-1 defeat at the Camp Nou. latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more


first_imgLATEST: EXPERTS have warned that County Donegal could be hit by more earthquakes in the coming weeks if Thursday’s tremor follows recent patterns.Three quakes in three weeks hit the same area of north Donegal in 2010.David Galloway from the British Geological Survey admitted: “We simply don’t know for certain what will happen. We might not see another earthquake like this for some time. “However it is just as likely that there is a repeat of the cluster of a couple of years ago and we could one, two or more earthquakes in and around Lough Swilly where the Lennan Fault runs.“The epicentre was around Portsalon, and that’s only a few miles away from previous earthquakes in that area.”Hundreds of people were shaken out of their beds over a wide area from Letterkenny to Buncrana and in many areas in between shortly after 1am on Thursday by a 2.2 Richter Scale quake.Schools in Buncrana and Stranorlar were able to pick up the readings on specialist equipment used in geology classes. Previous article here: earthquake has sparked a thousand jokes and hundreds of funny posts on the internet.The latest – and one of the funniest – is this picture below:© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL EARTHQUAKE: MORE COULD BE ON THE WAY, SAY EXPERTS was last modified: January 27th, 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:buncranadonegaldonegaldaily.comearthquakeletterkennyPortsalontremorlast_img read more


first_imgThe organising committee for the first Donegal Relay for Life is working hard in preparation for this huge event due to held on May 26th and 27th in LYIT.The event, in aid of Irish Cancer Society, will see the biggest Relay for Life event Ireland has seen to date.Seventy teams are preparing to take part in the 24 hour relay and are busy fundraising – pancake bakes, coffee mornings, head shaves – lots of events happening throughout Donegal. But we want to honour those who have survived cancer – we need you to contact us on where you can give us your details.“You will be the special guests at our event – we want to honour you and remember those who did not make it. We want to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back – please contact us,” said a spokesman.Among the many fundraising events is tonight’s Country Music Theme Night at Kelly’s Mountain Top Bar and Restaurant.Thje night, which is compered by Country Boy Tommy Rosney, kicks off at 9pm and features many top acts inlcuidng The Hoe Downers. Tickets for the events, which cost just €5, are available at the dor and all proceeds go to the Irish Cancer Society.If you have a fundraising night for the Relay for Life team, get in touch at and we’ll let the whole of Donegal about it! HEAD SHAVES, BAKING BUNS AND COUNTRY NIGHTS COMBINE FOR DONEGAL RELAY FOR LIFE! was last modified: March 2nd, 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:Kelly’s Bar and RestaurantMountain TopRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgBig Tom hands over his 25yr old microphone to John from Teague’s BarWhat have a tie signed by the late Joe Dolan, a gold disc signed by Margo and a microphone owned by Big Tom all got in common?The answer is that they are all up for grabs at a rather unique auction taking place in Donegal just after Christmas.The annual Poor Farmers Association (P.F.A) Charity Auction takes place in Teague’s Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal on Sunday the 29th December 2014 @ 9pm. To date the P.F.A has raised an astonishing €164,909.00 for the local Hospice homecare and Cancer Research.Don’t forget to wear your best Christmas – Fancy Dress /Jumper’s. Prize for Best DressedThis year we organisers will split the proceeds between the Hospice homecare and two local organisations – the Woodhill Resource Centre and the Ardara community childcare centre.The P.F.A. committee has bought another 4 Horned Blackfaced Ewe’s From HARKIN BROTHERS Flock “Loughash Farm” Dunamanagh, Co. Tyrone, which raised a total of €1,750.00 last year. Once again Big Tom is supporting our efforts by graciously donating a valuable farming appliance his “Grape” which he has signed, a 25 year old microphone which he has sung many a tune on stage with, down through his long career and finally a signed €50 note to the P.F.A.This is the second year Big Tom has supported the P.F.A. Last year he kindly donated for auction signed merchandise, a bag of spuds from his farm which sold for an amazing €110.Margo the Queen of Irish Country Music took time out of her celebrations to mark her 50th year in Irish country Show Business next year 2014.The committee is delighted to announce that she too supports the P.F.A and generously donated a Golden Disc (which she removed from her wall) which acknowledges her outstanding contribution to Irish Country Music.This she signed for us to auction on the 29th December @ the P.F.A charity auction, along with her signed new CD and booklet. In addition to these prized items from the King & Queen of Irish Country Music, we will be as usual, hosting the Livestock Auction.Furniture and fixtures are removed and replaced with bales of hay to sit on with saw-dust covering the floors. The stage is also transformed into a bidding table for the auctioneer taking charge of proceedings over the usual dance floor which also morphs, on the night, into ‘the mart ring’.In the past, lots have included sheep, heifers, bags of turf, chickens, gates, bags of nuts and bales of silage to name but a few.“We’ve lots flying in as we speak. And we’re expecting a wide and varied range of items to be in place by the time the night comes around. If you’ve never been to the event, then you should make the effort this year as it’s truly a unique night that will live long in your memory – it’s crazy – but it’s all for such a great cause!” Anyone looking to donate items or place a reserve bid is asked to contact anyone of the organising committee, or Cathy Boyd, 087 613 3085; John Breslin, 087 826 5334; Gerard McHugh, 087 648 8628.CELEBRITIES DONATE ITEMS AS DONEGAL GETS READY FOR UNIQUE FARMER’S AUCTION was last modified: December 15th, 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:ArdaraBig Tomfarmer’s auctionJoe DolanMARGOlast_img read more