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Bishops, Pastors Converge to Strategize, Formulate ‘Spiritual Response’ to Ebola

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Council of Churches has cited all pastors, bishops, general overseers, prophets, evangelists and other ministers of the Gospel to an important emergency meeting.According to a communication signed by Archbishop Dr. Jonathan B.B. Hart, LCC president, the meeting will, among other things, decide on a strategy to fight the Ebola epidemic.    The first vice president of the LCC, Rt. Reverend Dr. Kortu Brown, speaking to this newspaper Monday evening, said the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on 10th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia.The LCC is working in collaboration with the Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia, Liberia Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministers, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, Prophetic Call to Ministers, Christian Community in Liberia, Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, amongst others to organize the meeting.He further stated that the LCC leadership, during the meeting, will discuss and consider an enhanced spiritual response by the church in Liberia to the prevailing EBOLA virus.The LCC vice president then expressed, on behalf of the Church in Liberia, profound sympathy to the bereaved families of those Liberian and foreign health workers and doctors who have become victims of the Ebola in performing their duty to save lives.Rev. Brown said the Inter-Religion Council, which comprises the LCC and the Muslim Council of Liberia, has already issued statements of encouragement to the health workers as well as radio commentaries advising citizens and residents to adhere to preventive measures to help sustain the virus.At such a crucial stage of the nation, Rev. Kortu said, the Christian Church is required to perform spiritual and humanitarian duties as enshrined in the Holy Bible.In a related development, Rt. Rev. Brown, on behalf of the LCC has expressed prayerful thanks for Muslims in Liberia for the sacrifice they continue to make, especially during the period of Ramadan, which was concluded Monday with the prayer of Eid Mubarak.Despite the difficulty the country is going through amidst the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, Rev. Brown said the Muslims did not give up, and continued to fast and pray for the country.  He expressed the hoped that the religious bodies will continue to work together in harmony.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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Diamond Bar High wins Solar Cup event

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I was very surprised by the victory,” said Andrew Bell, 17, the team’s captain. “I think all of our hard work really paid off.” Local water agencies donated $3,000 to the teams to build solar boats from kits supplied by the MWD. The event culminated with a three-day competition that ended Sunday at MWD’s Lake Skinner reservoir near Temecula. More than 800 students participated. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 18 million people in six counties. phil.drake@sgvn.com Diamond Bar High School is having its day in the sun after winning the Metropolitan Water District’s fourth annual Solar Cup event. Chino Hills High School took second place and Charter Oak High School in Covina finished third. “We’re obviously very excited and very proud of the students who all worked so hard to accomplish what they did,” said team adviser David Hong, instructional dean of mathematics and science at Diamond Bar High School. “It was a great team effort and the kids worked hard all year long.” This was the second year Diamond Bar entered the competition, which is a six-month program. The team placed first in the sprint races, second in the endurance race and won top prize for technical reports. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want 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

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GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUBMAN O’CONNOR DEBUTS FOR DONEGAL

first_imgBUNCRANA GAA NOTESCongratulations to Clubman Darach O’Connor on his competitive debut for Donegal today. However, it was disappointment for Donegal in their opening Dr McKenna Cup match against Tyrone in Letterkenny on Sunday. They delivered a good performance in awful conditions. Darach earned a penalty in the first half that the Tyrone keeper saved from Michael Murphy. The miss proved costly in the end as Tyrone were just that bit stronger and adapted best to conditions on the day. On a good note though there will be much better days ahead for this Donegal team and young Darach. Well done too to the Malin lads today.U6 Training Buncrana GAA will begin Under 6 Fundamental training for 2014 on Friday, the 10th January 2014 at 6.30pm at the Gym, Crana College, Buncrana. The training emphasises fun to enable children Under 6 to learn skills to participate in all GAA games and all children born in the years 2008 and 2009 are welcome. If you have any queries, please contact Jim at 087-9933420.U14 Football / Hurling Fitness training will begin Monday 6th and Thursday 9th at 6.30 sharp at Scarvey. Everyone WelcomeChild Protection Training A date has been confirmed for Child Protection training as a stand- alone course next Friday 10/01/14 in the clubhouse from 7-10pm. This is to facilitate those who need an update in child protection, and/or coaches and parents who help out with coaching. All managers and senior executive board members should forward names of people that this date suits to Aine Daly, Childrens Officer.2013 was a great year for the Club. Well done to all our teams and players, in whatever Code, whether male and female, and at whatever age level, who played for the club, those who won competitions and those who didn’t, members who gave of their time, energy, expertise and money, anyone who in any way helped make 2013 a great year. Here’s to your continued support and efforts to make 2014 even better! Athbhliain faoi mhaiose daoibh uiligOn a sadder note, the club would like to remember those we lost during the year, whether members or family of members, and particularly long-standing servant Eamonn McMenamin.Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamnacha uiligCongratulations to Paul McLaughlin who was the winner of the Christmas Hamper draw held during Santa’s visit to the Scarvey on Saturday 21st December. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great day for the kids and a tribute to the Club.Photos from Santa’s visit to the Scarvey can be collected from Adam Porter at Pixicam. Dance Off DVD’s now available for €10 each. Contact Hugh Quirke 086 0626477 or Pauline Grant 086 0812429 to get your copy now!Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUBMAN O’CONNOR DEBUTS FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 5th, 2014 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:Buncrana GAA Clublast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER NA ROSSA

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NotesThe Senior team recorded a good win over Na Rossa at Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening.After a slow start the lads took control of the game in the second half and secured another important victory. This coming weekend they play Urris in the Junior A Championship quarter final. See Facebook for details of fixture.Congratulations and well done to Mark English on his great run in the European Championships at the weekend. The club would also like to congratulate Brian & Niall Diver from the Swilly Seals on winning their medals at the Community Games.The Og sport finals will be held this Saturday morning from 11am at the pitch. Good luck to our U-15s playing in this competition.Our U-13 game against Naomh Colmcille was postponed last week. Good luck to our U-16 hurlers who play Mc Cumhaills in the Division 2 league final this Thursday evening in Convoy. Come along and support the lads.The U-8 footballers had a successful blitz at the pitch last Saturday morning when they welcomed neighbours Termon. A great morning of fun & football was had by all. Thanks to all for helping out.U-6, U-8 & U-10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s & U-10’s also train on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm.Three Gaels players represented the club in the Ulster Camogie blitz held in Armagh at the weekend where the Donegal team won the U-14 Shield. The girls were Caoimhe Doherty, Ellen Quinn & Eimear Quinn.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training.U-14 & U-16 girls football training continues every Wednesday evening at the pitch. Contact Jim Farrell for more details on 086 056 6893U-16 football training is on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday evening at 4pm.We would like to thank the management & players of Naomh Barrog U-16’s, Dublin for the sporting challenge game which was played at Pairc na nGael on Saturday past. Best wishes to Fiona & Ciaran Doherty on the birth of their daughter Sara May.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER NA ROSSA was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Man United fans were loving Kasper Schmeichel’s form against Croatia

first_imgThere was another pulsating game at the 2018 World Cup as Croatia and Denmark battled it out for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.It was Croatia who just about came out on top – winning 3-2 on penalties after goals from Mathias Jorgensen and Mario Mandzukic made the game 1-1 after extra-time. Croatia came out on top despite Schmeichel’s heroics Schmeichel celebrates Denmark’s opening goal 2 2 I will say this: if De Gea ever leaves it’s GOT to be Schmeichel for #MUFC doesn’t it?! 🙈 🙊— Tendai Chetse (@CreateTC) July 1, 2018 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. If De Gea decides to go to to Real Madrid surely Kasper Schmeichel will then be on Manchester United’s radar…#WorldCup #MUFC pic.twitter.com/eNStbrxXvU— Ťhe Àlçhëmisť (@Lecron) July 1, 2018 However, this did not prevent Manchester United fans from congratulating Schmeichel – who is the son of Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.One fan likened Schmeichel Jr’s save to that of the dramatic stop his dad made to deny Dennis Bergkamp from the spot during United’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Arsenal in their treble winning 1998/99 season.Other fans also suggested the 31-year-old would be an ideal replacement for David De Gea if the Spaniard was ever to leave Old Trafford.Below you can see the best tweets on Schmeichel below. Schmeichel saves a last gasp penalty in dramatic circumstances. Villa Park, 1999, anyone? 😉 #MUFC #WorldCup — NoComment (@HasinNoComment) July 1, 2018 If by any chance De Gea leaves, i would love it if Kasper Schmeichel comes to United ! #MUFC— Mohamed (@hunterutd626) July 1, 2018 However, the most dramatic moment of the contest came a couple of minutes before the end of extra-time when Luka Modric was handed a brilliant chance to snatch the win for Zlatko Dalic’s men.But Danish keeper Kasper Schmeichel had other ideas and brilliantly got down to his left to breathe new life into the tense tie at Nizhny Novgorod.The Leicester man went on to save two more penalties but it was his opposite number Danijel Subasic who was the hero after saving three penalties in the shootout to ensure Croatia will face host nation Russia next. The #MUFC legend Peter Schmeichel celebrating his son Kasper’s penalty save in extra time is the moment of the #WorldCup for me so far. #Family— Stephen Blevins (@stephenblevins9) July 1, 2018last_img read more

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CHRISTMAS STARTS EARLY AS SHOPS REPORT UPTURN IN SALES

first_imgBOOMING: Letterkenny is thriving this ChristmasChristmas has arrived early in Donegal with shoppers deciding to plan ahead and spend now, according to Letterkenny Chamber boss Toni Forrester.Ms Forrester told Donegal Daily that all indications are that the retail sector is ahead of schedule with four weeks left to December 25th.She said the strength of sterling and the variety of shops in Letterkenny means the town is now attracting by local and cross-border shoppers. “People have definitely gone out and started early. A lot of people already have their Christmas shopping done.“That is great news for traders and hopefully people will continue to spend as much as they can.“We appreciate Christmas is a tough time for many people but any money that is spent locally stays locally because it supports local jobs,” she said.Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterShe added that people no longer need to flock across the border to shop. And with many shops offering up to €1.29 on sterling, shoppers are now coming from the opposite side of the border.“That trend has stopped because you have both value and variety now in Letterkenny and other towns across Donegal.“With the price of fuel, the strength of sterling and the variety here, there is really no need to go across the border,” she said.The real countdown to Christmas starts this Friday at when Santa arrives in the Cathedral Town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights from 5pm onwards.Traders have got into the festive spirit and will be giving out everything form mulled wine to mince pies on the town’s Main Street. “It’s going to be a great occasion and we’re hoping it will officially kick-off the Christmas cheer,” added Ms Forrester.And for those of you stuck for s Christmas present idea, there is always the Shop LK voucher scheme which are accepted in dozens of shops across the town.CHRISTMAS STARTS EARLY AS SHOPS REPORT UPTURN IN SALES was last modified: November 27th, 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:CHristmasLetterkenny ChamberToni Forresterlast_img read more

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SKY SHOULD PROVIDE FREE SERVICE TO GAA HALLS – HARKIN

first_imgYou’ll need one of these to see 14 GAA gamesTHE GAA should ask Sky TV to provide free services to GAA clubs throughout the country following its rights deal, MEP Marian Harkin has insisted.There has been a mixed reaction to the decision of the GAA to sell rights to 14 games to Sky TV. 31 other games will be free on RTE.“Because the GAA had been developed and sustained by voluntary effort since it’s foundation the organisation had a duty of care to ensure that the deal with Sky did not shut off access to games to people unable to afford Sky charges.” said Harkin She called on the GAA to be prepared to pay the fee to Sky which would ensure that in every community in Ireland there would be an opportunity to view all televised games now restricted to Sky – or Sky should provide a free service.“Older people in particular who cannot get to games and children who should not be required to go to a pub to view GAA games, must be provided with the opportunity to view all televised GAA games”, she said.“The GAA should consider paying the Sky service fee and help to provide an appropriate screen in GAA clubs, in the first instance, or community halls.“GAA clubs themselves would be very capable of organising transport, if necessary, for people to view games in clubs or community halls. This would avoid a situation where people who do not wish to have Sky service or cannot afford it, are precluded from enjoying GAA games, the development of which many of them contributed so much,” added the MEP.  SKY SHOULD PROVIDE FREE SERVICE TO GAA HALLS – HARKIN was last modified: April 1st, 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:dealGAArightsSKY TVlast_img read more

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FAMILY’S ANGER AS DONALDSON INQUEST ADJOURNED AGAIN

first_imgThe late Denis DonaldsonThe family of British spy Denis Donaldson have said they are disappointed that an inquest into his murder has been adjourned for the fifteenth time.The Sinn Féin official was murdered by Derry dissidents at remote cottage near Glenties in April 2006. He fled there after the fact that he had been an informer for the police and MI5 for 20 years was exposed.In a statement today his family said their interests were not being “respected or protected” by Gardai.They said that it was “with deepest regret” that they heard that the State had applied to adjourn the inquest again.The statement released by the family’s solicitors said that gardaí said the delay was “due to their continuing investigations”.They said that Gardai were continuing to withhold a copy of Mr Donaldson’s diary which he had been writing shortly before his death.FAMILY’S ANGER AS DONALDSON INQUEST ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: February 18th, 2015 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:adjournedAngerDenis Donaldsonfamilyinquesstlast_img read more

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Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana wins prestigious Store of the Year award

first_imgIrwin Expert Electrical in Buncrana is celebrating a major achievement after being named Store of the Year 2019.The management and staff at the Buncrana showroom were thrilled to hear that they were not only selected, but won Store of The Year. The newly renovated Electrical Appliance Showroom was voted No. 1 out of 67 Expert stores throughout Ireland.Speaking on behalf of the team John Gill, long standing manager at Irwin Expert Electrical commented, “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. Out of 67 Stores nationwide, we had no idea that we would be voted no. 1 Store of the Year. It’s just fantastic for Buncrana and for Inishowen”. Declan Irwin (Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny & Buncrana), John Gill (Manager Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana), Peter Sweeney (Sales Executive Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana) Tony O Loughlin (Sales Executive Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana).Mr Gill continued: “It’s a testament to our staff and to our customers that we are in business here for over 45 years and this award has just topped off another great year for us. “We service the entire Inishowen Peninsula and our loyal customers have been coming here for years. We provide an excellent customer service and stock the biggest brands and can compete with anyone locally or nationally due to our membership of the Expert Group, which are the largest electrical group in Ireland. We are in the heart of the community here for a very long time, we are well known and those who we have helped and supported through the years never forget.”“It’s a privilege to come from a community like we have in Inishowen, the people and the other retail stores all appreciate the hard work that our local Chamber of Commerce are doing to encourage more people to continue to Shop Local”, concludes John.Mark Briscoe (Chairman, Expert Ireland), Declan Irwin (Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny & Buncrana), Ciaran O Reilly (CEO Expert Ireland), Ruth Rooke (Marketing Executive Expert Ireland) Tony Murphy ( Commercial Director Expert Ireland)Irwin Expert Electrical’s Summer Sale and Back to School Sale is in full swing with lots of discounts. Call in, they would be delighted to see you.  They also have an instore promotion happening, when you make a purchase instore you will be automatically entered into a draw to win a Whirlpool 9kg 1400spin washer worth an amazing €499.  Now you don’t want to miss out on that prize!www.facebook.com/irwinexpertIrwin Expert Electrical Buncrana wins prestigious Store of the Year award was last modified: July 12th, 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) Tags:buncranaIrwin Expert Electricalstore of the yearlast_img read more

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India inks tech-leveraging smart city pact with Russia

first_imgDonal Power India signed a deal with Russia over the cooperation of smart city initiatives and the use of IT technology from Russian companies.As reported by the Times of India, Russia and India signed the Memorandum of Understanding against the backdrop of bilateral talks between the two countries.The MOU was signed in Goa, where Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were holding expansive talks covering a range of bilateral engagement.According to an official statement, an agreement was signed between Russia’s JSC Rusinformexport and India’s ministries of Urban Development and Home affairs, as well as the National Buildings Construction Corp. and the Haryana government.India previously announced plans to develop 100 smart cities around the country by 2022. By last month 60 of the cities have been chosen under the ambitious plan that the government hopes will act as a springboard to modernize outdated urban infrastructure across India.Russia just helping fellow BRICS smart city effortsThis comes as senior Indian government officials have been promoting potential opportunities to foster smart city cooperation among fellow BRICS nations. This includes further information sharing between these nations to enhance and accelerate the smart city learning process.However, concerns have been raised that India’s laws will need a major overhaul in order to accommodate the modern challenges such smart cities will presentThe huge increase in data that smart cities’ connected infrastructure will produce raises privacy issues that may be beyond the scope of India’s existing laws.As well, there are questions being raised as to how exactly municipalities will be able to raise the massive amounts of capital needed to make these smart cities a reality.City leaders have said that implementing India’s ambitious smart city goals will likely mean cities will need to boost revenues to cover costs of managing multiple stakeholders involved in smart city systems. This would require amendments to various laws including those governing municipalities and municipal corporations. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Tags:#India#Internet of Things#IoT#Russia#Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …center_img Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more