Samuel Seghers aims for second medal alongside Pini.

first_imgSeghers and Pini will compete in the 100m freestyle final in lanes five and two respectively.The 20 year old did well in his heat this morning recording a time of 51.62 sec, faster than Pini’s 51.94 sec.Both swimmers finished first in their heats.Seghers finished second in the 100m butterfly final to win silver behind Pini who won gold yesterday.last_img

Police Officer Charged With US$10,000 Theft

first_imgA police officer accused of robbing a Chinese business national of US$10,000 on Friday, February 14 appeared at the Monrovia City Court, charged with theft of property.Defendant Mamadee Kelleh, chief of operations at the Zone-One depot on Bushrod Island, Monrovia, was Kelleh was arrested on January 30, charged with theft of property.He allegedly stole the money from Madam Lily Lee, an executive of Canned Woods Incorporated, a timber company located in northern Liberia, Lofa County.It is alleged that Kelleh was asked by Madam Lee to take possession of the US$10,000 from one of her business partners in the vicinity of the National Port Authority (NPA).After collecting the money, which he was instructed by Madam Lee to Instead of delivering the amount Madam Lee’s manager—one Amara—as Madam Lee had instructed Kelleh, the defendant, Police Officer Kelleh immediately disappeared with the sum.Unfortunately, at Friday’s hearing Kelleh’s lawyer failed to secure his criminal appearance bond that would have prevented him from being sent to jail.Under our law, the crime is bailable.“Kelleh is a big criminal; he stole the company’s money and he must be punished for his action,” an irate Madam Lee said told journalists at court.  “I trusted him so much; that was why I asked him to do that favor for me,” Madam Lee explained in tears.“The only auction for me to get the money is to go to court, because I have tried contacting some senior police officers about the matter and they refused to assist me,” the complainant alleged.“The police failed to arrest him and he was still working at his Zone-One depot as head of operations,” she claimed.She added “I trust the court system and I believed it will help me to get justice.”According to the court’s Writ of Arrest, defendant Kelleh’s action was wicked and criminal and violated Section 15.51 of the new penal law of Liberia, which crime—theft of property—the defendant had been accused of.The Writ read that on January 30, with criminal intent, Kelleh purposely received cash in the amount of US$10,000, intended for Madam Lee. Out of deception, he converted the money to his personal use and deprived Lee and company of the sum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Many Moseses?

first_imgHow many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?The prince of Egypt grew up in pharaoh’s houseAt his coming of age, he learned the truthHe asked the man, whom he called “father”, aboutWhy his people were slaves,That he saw making bricks since the days of his youthThe man said that the burden was on his shouldersTo raise an empire from the depths of the sandsAnd marry it with the glory and splendour of the NileTo make it into a respected and prosperous landOn the backs of people who were working in piles:The chosen people who were doomed to be slavesAnd the burden was on the shoulders of the slavesTo carry sand, mud and straw to the pyramids in single fileAnd build them high into the skyWhile down in the dust, their souls were engravedThe God of Israel heard the peoples dispirited cry,And freedom slowly unfolded in the hearts of the brave…How many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?It’s the burden of the emperorAgainst the trials of MosesIt’s the word of the CreatorAgainst the idols of manThe workers of iniquityAnd the faith of the chosenFormed our unique world history,And now here we standHere we are, born to be rulers:To uphold the principles of the holiest people in the universe,Against the immorality of the oppressorsAnd the wickedness that they plannedIt first started with the slaughter of young brown boys –Population control, they were cast into the river –Lest the Hebrews should grow mightier than the children of HamBut Moses was saved so we could walk through the desertAway from Egypt, to claim a better, new promised landSo the truths that we hold to be evident and righteousWritten on stone tables by God’s own hand,Served as a guide, a light, to right usAnd lead us into His kingdom with Christ at His right handSo it’s the walk of the faithfulAgainst the talk of the faithless,The mark of the beast versus the seal of the Lord;The ark of the covenant and the dove of peaceVersus the gods of the global elite and the eagle of warHow many boys have we sent down the river?How many came back to lead us home?How many have fought and died for us to be free?How will the next generation be shown?So Moses’s real Father came to him in the hillsAnd revealed Himself in a bright burning bushHe told Moses to go and free the children IsraelFrom the hold of pharaoh, no matter how tough it lookedThe Most High was with him;The rod and the staff, lined up on the horizonBetween future and past –Was dipped into the sea, which caused a great chasm –From shore to horizon,So they walked down a dry pathFrom shore to horizon,From past to future:Without a threat from Poseidon,Into freedom at lastInto the depths they went riding,His army washed up in pursuit:But pharoah survivedOnly to die in old age,Shamed by the truth and mocked by his wrathThere can be miraclesWe can achieveWe will get there, somehow…Somehow, we willOnly if we have faith and obedience to believe…How many more boys must go down the river?How many will come back to lead us home?How many will fight and die for us to be free?And how will the next generation be shown?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In Pictures, Gor reign supreme over Sharks

first_imgA Gor Mahia die hard fan singing the K’Ogalo anthem with passion. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAExperienced Davis Omweno, who officiated in 2014 FIFA World Cup as first assistant was the center referee of the clash that was  a late-kick off in the double header.Center referee Davis Omweno in action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor was entering the clash fresh from booking a first round ticket to the CAF Champions League where they will meet Espérance de Tunis while Kariobangi Sharks came to this encounter at the back of a 1-1 draw away to Chemelil Sugar.Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia attacking midfielder Francis Kahata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made changes to his team, starting Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki upfront as Samuel Onyango and Bernard Omondi ran either wing. His Kariobangi counterpart made changes in the goal after welcoming his first choice keeper John Oyemba.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head William Muluya plotting Gor Mahia downfall. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAJust as has been their tradition since Kerr took charge last July, K’Ogalo started with immense pressure. In the sixth minute they had their first effort at goal, Guikan glancing a header wide from Samuel Onyango’s cross.Gor Mahia forward Ephraim Guikan reacts after a missed opportunity. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, in the 10th minute, Gor were wheeling away in celebration, roles changing from the first chance, after Guikan set up Onyango who slotted the ball past an on rushing Sharks custodian, Oyemba.Gor Mahia forward Samuel Onyango wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia fans welcomed the opener that saw Gor take charge of the game.Gor Mahia fans following the match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAIn the 21st minute, Sharks found themselves level courtesy of an Oluoch howler. The shot-stopper let the ball slip between his legs from a Omwenga long range free-kick.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrating the equaliser against Gor Mahia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks players celebrating with the technical bencj=h after Bolton Omwenger netted the leveller. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia players disappointed with their keeper Borniface Oluoch after his howler gifted Kariobangi Sharks the equaliser. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 25th minute, Guikan had another go at goal but his shot from the edge of the box was weak after a little pretty back-heel assist from Kagere.Kariobangi Sharks keeper John Oyemba wins the ball in the air against Gor Mahia’s Bernard Ondieki during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the half hour mark Onyango almost made it two for Gor in similar fashion as he had done in scoring the first, breaking off on the right to meet a Kagere pass but this time Oyemba made a superb stop for a corner.Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango reacting after missing a chance. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABoth teams headed to the break sharing the spoils, but it was Gor who were disappointing after letting the lead slip out of their hands.Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time disappointed. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya walking out of the dug out for half time pep talk. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 76th minute, Gor came close with Kahata’s freekick landing inside the six yard box from the right but Kagere’s touch was too much, the ball flying over.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after his chance was well defended. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks players battle for space against Gor defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, five minutes later, Gor made it 2-1 with Guikan tapping in unmarked at the far post from a Kagere cross.Gor Mahia lethal forward Ephraim Guikan surging through before scoring the winner for K’Ogalo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia Ephrem Guikan celebrates his goal with teammate Bernard Ondieki. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia fans keenly following their team. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe reigning league champions will only have two days of rest before facing Tusker FC at the same venue on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans cheering their team in their Kenyan Premier League match against Karaiobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday 24th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – Despite a howler from keeper Boniface Oluoch, Gor Mahia showed a character of a champion when they cemented their dominance over Kariobangi Sharks with a 2-1 win on their return to the Kenyan Premier League after continental duty. Here is how it went down in pictorial at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.As the ritual, the Green Army sang with passion the K’Ogalo anthem before kick-off in a match that was played under sunny conditions.last_img read more

MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’

first_imgA man who forged his doctor’s prescription but was caught after he spelled the name of the medication incorrectly has been given the benefit f the Probation Act.Ryan Keenan, 19, added an order of Xanax (valium) tablets to the prescription he got from his doctor in Letterkenny.But Keenan was foiled when an eagle-eyed pharmacist noticed the prescription had been spelled incorrectly when he called to the chemist on June 1st, 2011. When the error was pointed out to Keenan by staff at the Central Pharmacy, he fled.Staff at the pharmacy contacted the man’s doctor, Dr Brian McColgan, and he contacted Gardai.Keenan, of 20 Foxhills, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty at Letterkenny District Court in February to using a medical certificate knowing it to be false under Section 26 of the Criminal Justice Act.The court heard how Keenan had become addicted to drink and drugs but his main problem was that he had issues with dealing with people and was extremely shy.Judge Paul Kelly warned Keenan that he was putting himself in danger by taking tablets which had not been prescribed to him.“You are putting yourself in danger I trying to get medicines which are not prescribed for you. If you do this you are putting yourself in serious danger,” he said.The court heard that Keenan was enrolled on a FAS course and was due to travel to Pittsburgh in the US on February 11th for six weeks.Judge Paul Kelly today gave him the benefit of the Probation Service and warned him “I’m giving you a chance – don’t let me see you here again.”MAN CAUGHT WITH FORGED PRESCRIPTION GIVEN A ‘CHANCE’ was last modified: April 22nd, 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:GardailetterkennyprescriptionRyan Keenanlast_img read more

DISABILITY ACCESS AWARDS ARE LAUNCHED

first_imgA significant move towards accessibility for all, takes a first step this morning with the official launch of the inaugural Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards.This unique programme, which will culminate in an awards ceremony in May 2013, will see businesses, statutory and non-profit organisations make little changes to their work practices, working environment and customer services so that they can be eligible to apply for the Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards.The results of which will mean that people with a disability can access their services easier, and according to organisers will “give them a competitive edge in the marketplace and encourage more footfall into their companies.” Participating organisations will get free consultation and support along the way from ADAPT NI, a specialist accessibility training company and be awarded formal certification. They will also be profiled in local media for their actions with a free marketing package from Media Box.This innovative campaign which is being spearheaded by the Community Awareness Programme and jointly supported by Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council, Western Health and Social Care Trust and the Health Service Executive aims to promote accessibility for all in local communities.  Funding for this project has been provided by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme, secured by Co-operation and Working Together’s (CAWT) Citizenship Project.Denise Curran, Service Manager with the Health Service Executive’s Physical and Sensory Disability Services, says the programme is a significant step forward in making the North West more accessible.“Accessibility is simply good business. Improving accessibility for people with disabilities has a much broader public benefit for the whole community. Our hope is that the North West will be viewed as a region of excellence in terms of accessibility just as Louth is viewed as an age-friendly county. Garry Hyde, Assistant Director for Physical Disability and Sensory Services in the Western Health & Social Care Trust adds, “this awards programme offers free support, training and expertise in accessibility covering four areas: built environment, awareness and attitudes, access to information and communication. It is open to businesses, non-profit, community & voluntary organisations and statutory organisations in the border region of Donegal and Strabane”.Commenting, Edel O’Doherty, Deputy Chief Officer of CAWT says, “This programme is a great example of the practical impact that European Union funding can make at a local level. CAWT is delighted to have secured this additional funding from the EU’s INTERREG IVA programme for the benefit of people, particularly for people with disabilities, living along the border corridor. “The official launch of Change a Little, Change a Lot Accessibility Awards takes place on Thursday 26th July in the Training Room at Strabane District Council and interested businesses, non-profit organisations and statutory agencies in the North West are invited to attend.For more information on the Change a Little Change a Lot Accessibility Awards please visit our website DISABILITY ACCESS AWARDS ARE LAUNCHED was last modified: July 26th, 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:DISABILITY ACCESS AWARDS ARE LAUNCHEDlast_img read more

LIAM ADAMS JAILED FOR 16 YEARS

first_imgBy our Belfast Daily Staff: FORMER IRA terrorist Liam Adams was sentenced today (Wednesday) to 16 years for raping and sexually abusing his daughter.The 58-year-old brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams appeared in the dock of Court 14 in Belfast Crown Court to hear his fate.Deputy Belfast Recorder Judge Corinne Philpott QC told Adams he will spend 16 years in custody and two years on licence following his release from prison. The judge has spent the past number of weeks reviewing pre-sentence and probation reports before making a decision on what sentence to pass on Adams.During the first trial it was claimed in court that Gerry Adams had confronted Liam in Buncrana in 1987 about the abuse, with a claim he had threatened him with a hammer.Gerry Adams confirmed the confrontation but denied using a hammer.LIAM ADAMS JAILED FOR 16 YEARS was last modified: November 27th, 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)last_img read more

Relief as missing woman is found safe

first_imgA Donegal woman who was reported missing since yesterday has thankfully been found safe and well.Gardaí issued an appeal this Sunday evening for help finding a 24-year-old woman from Quigley’s Point.The post was widely shared across social media, and within an hour, Gardaí gladly reported that the woman is now home after being found safe and well.  Relief as missing woman is found safe was last modified: December 10th, 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)last_img read more

Socialwok is a FriendFeed for Google Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Google Apps is an impressive productivity suite. But however good Docs and Gmail are, organizations using Apps are left without the kinds of social software they’re used to having outside of work. Singapore-based startup Socialwok is attempting to fix that by offering a social app that lives on top of Google Apps. Socialwok resembles FriendFeed in many ways. The real-time stream of information can include attachments in-line and can be divided into topical feeds. The big difference is that all of it is nested securely under the umbrella of your Apps login. Social Feeds for OrganizationsThe aim of Socialwok is a provide a communication and collaboration platform on top of Google Apps, one that draws in all kinds of information that needs to be shared quickly in an organization. “In Socialwok the concept is all around feeds,” said Socialwok CEO Ming Yong in a demo video, “You can have feeds for a project, feeds for engineering, feeds for accounting, feeds for anything.” Socialwok feeds don’t refer to RSS feeds. They basically mean activity streams roughly equivalent to FriendFeed rooms. Every user that logs into Socialwok with Apps (there is no other login method) gets a central feed. Other feeds can be created, such as for different teams in an enterprise, and those feeds can be made private so that you only have access to feeds you’re invited to. Organizations can also selectively invite those outside their Apps domain to relevant feeds.In addition to simple short messaging like Twitter, Socialwok feeds are also suitable for sharing content from all the other areas of Google Apps, as well as media from outside Apps, including video. “Think of us like Facebook for groups, enterprise, and businesses, but we wrap around online productivity,” Ming said. In addition to intranet-style communication, Socialwok lets you publish messages to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Socialwok also supports replying to a feed through email and has good mobile access. There’s currently a BlackBerry app and a dedicated mobile site for iPhone and Android users. All the mobile versions focus more on the microblogging aspects than anything else. What about Wave?The first thing that comes to mind when looking at how Socialwok talks about the “missing social layer” of Apps is that Google Wave is going to provide that layer. Wave is a social platform that sits on top of Apps like Socialwok does, and it does a whole lot more besides, especially since Wave is more than just a lone application. We asked Ming what he thought of the challenge Wave presents, and he showed us an experimental feature for including a Wave inside a Socialwok feed. The company doesn’t see Wave as a direct competitor.The ability to create a private network, and topical feeds within an organization’s Socialwok strikes us as a key difference as well. Whether that and other differences will be enough to build a lasting business in the face of Google Wave is unclear. Socialwok is built on the Google App Engine. It’s user interface is simple, but the core functionality makes perfect sense from the perspective of someone with an enterprise or education version of Google Apps. It’s currently free, though a paid version with advanced features is part of the company’s plan for the future. center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

4 Tips for Comparing and Evaluating Equipment Before Purchase

first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. center_img How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Purchasing a new piece of equipment for your business can be a difficult process filled with lots of different steps and friction. However, this isn’t the time to sit back and let someone else take charge. A correct purchase will push your business forward, while an incorrect one could hold you back for years to come.4 Equipment Buying Tips to ConsiderGood execution is the difference between having a good idea and experiencing positive results. In business terms, the right piece of equipment — as well as the correct processes — typically plays a major role in good execution. The only problem is that most businesses don’t think about the significance equipment plays until it’s too late to make a change.If you’re currently considering buying a new piece of equipment — whether as an upgrade or replacement — it’s imperative that you understand the significance of your decision. A thorough buying process in which you meticulously vet every aspect and detail will reward you with better results on the back end.Here are a few specific tips and suggestions:1. Compare Multiple OptionsThis first suggestion is sort of common sense, but it’s one many businesses fail to heed when they get thrown into situations where they need a new piece of equipment right away.At a very minimum, you should consider two different options. Preferably, your list should include at least three. When you compare three options, this gives you a better idea of what exists in the market, what the going rate is and what you can expect with your purchase.2. Look at the VendorIt’s vital that you carefully consider the vendor when purchasing a piece of equipment. Even if the equipment is the same from vendor to vendor, there are a number of pros and cons associated with working with different companies.Take industrial manipulators (the kind used in material handling) as an example. You can purchase industrial manipulators from a variety of vendors, but they don’t all have the same processes and requirements in place. Certain vendors — like Dalmec — must adhere to strict safety standards, while vendors from other nations lack regulations and standards. Working with a company in the former category could save you a lot of trouble and heartache.3. Consider Financing OptionsHow you purchase a piece of equipment for your business is sometimes just as important as what you buy. There are a different financing options, including:Purchasing (cash). When you buy a piece of equipment outright, you don’t have to spend additional money on interest payments. Plus, you get to amortize the cost over the lifespan of the equipment.Financing (loan). Financing is great because it allows you to own a piece of equipment without having to fork over all of the money at once. Certain packages even let you finance the cost of installation, training and transportation.Leasing. Need the equipment, but don’t want to make a long-term investment? Leasing allows you to gain access to the equipment and then reconsider your options at the end of the agreement.Renting. Only need a piece of equipment for an isolated period of time? Renting is a nice option for businesses that have a one-off project or short-term need.4. Look at Long-Term Cost AnalysisAn equipment purchase might make sense right now, but what are the long-term effects? Before making a significant investment or purchase, always conduct a long-term cost analysis. (You may need to hire a consultant to help with this.)Adding It All UpIt’s important to point out that there isn’t always one piece of equipment that’s perfect for your company. In many cases, there are two or three different options that could potentially work. The key is to do your due diligence and avoid getting mixed up with the ones that are clearly wrong.In the end, a detailed vetting process will give you the best chance of succeeding in the execution phase of your business. It won’t guarantee results — but it will pave the way for opportunity. Frank Landmanlast_img read more