Residents of Pipeline Community in Paynesville are finding it difficult to travel in and out of the area, after the only bridge connecting their community to the rest of Paynesville was flooded over as a result of several days of heavy downpour of rain.Our reporter, who visited the area last Wednesday, reported that motorbikes and four-wheel vehicles were the only means of transport that people could make use of to commute across the flood water.The chairman of the United Christian Community, Musa Kamara, told the Daily Observer that due to the bad road condition, residents were finding it very difficult to make ends meet. “Due to the bad road, especially in the rainy season, we are doomed to face water flowing from everywhere to enter our homes,” Mr. Kamara cried.Despite the situation, residents continue to fend for themselves and move forward with their lives. Mr. Kamara has appealed to government to help restore normalcy to the area by providing a paved, all-weather road.The road, he said, connects United Christian Community, Pipeline and other nearby communities, including Whein Town and Kpeh-Kpeh Town in Lower Johnsonville, among others.In spite of the odds, residents there over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a center for the Youth Intellectual Forum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The history of the Liberian Observer Corporation, publisher of the Daily Observer, is synonymous to the struggle of the Liberian state, especially for the past three and a half-plus decades. The Observer’s story embodies resilience, tenacity, determination and strength in the face of fear, torture, intimidations that have overwhelmed the country in recent years.These vices, which were evident everywhere during the peak of the Liberian struggle, were invoked by a bloody coup that ignited the prolonged civil crisis in the country. The Observer story is one that also speaks of resilience—which has become a nature of the Liberian people, bravery, determination and, focus and truth telling (to authorities) even in the face of death.Established February 16, 1981 months after the 1980 bloody coup that that took the life of President William R. Tolbert, Jr., eventually ending the long reign of the True Whig Party (TWP), the establishment of the LOC was a joy to many Liberians after being informed that the aim of newspaper was to be the voice of the voiceless and the conscience of the state. This came especially at a time when the country had been forced into total silence by the brutal regime of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC) led by Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, with no opposition or alternative voice(s) hardly heard across the entire country.The Observer also suffered a series of afflictions in the hands of the military junta. But after all the trials and tribulations over the years the Observer has remained consistently credible in informing the Liberian people and the world about happenings in the country.So it was indeed worthy when the entity, surrounded by some good friends, celebrated its 36th anniversary in sober reflection last week at its headquarters in Paynesville. At 36, the Daily Observer has finally caught up with Liberia’s longest surviving newspaper – the Liberia Herald – established in 1926 by John B. Russwurm. Other black luminaries such as Edward Wilmot Blyden and Hilary Teage, who eventually acquired the paper in 1839, edited the Herald successively. TheHerald, which was for the most part a monthly paper, folded after 36 years, in 1862, the same year Liberia College (now University of Liberia) was opened. The co-founder and the Publisher of the Daily Observer Newspaper, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, during the entity’s 36th anniversary celebration last Friday, said the celebration is indeed a milestone not just for the entity, but for the promotion of democracy, good governance and social inclusion in the country. Mr. Best however noted that the sufferings and pains he bore with some friends by his side at the start of his company were not in vain, for the media company is now bearing remarkable fruits, evidenced by the proliferation of media outlets as well as several renowned practitioners—many of them grown by the veteran journalists and the Observer.The establishment of the Daily Observer was a dream conceived by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Y. Best while in Nairobi, Kenya where they had seen two leading newspapers in that country, the African Standard and the Daily Nation, making great impact in that country.“Between the two, I decided to copy from the Daily Nation because it was revered for its accuracy and professionalism in news presentation,” said the publisher, Mr. Best, who provided an abbreviated history of the Daily Observer.During his time in that East African country, Mr. Best served as the secretary general of the All Africa Council of Churches. In a brief narration of his journey into journalism, Best concluded that it was only the Almighty God that led him into the profession, and the Observer family thus far. Giving highlights of his experiences with the PRC regime, Best said, “We were closed down five times and our lives were threatened by arbitrary imprisonments and tortures only because we reported true stories in which the lives of our people and the progress of our country were entrapped significantly.”The first incident that put the Newspaper in trouble with the Doe regime—leading to the imprisonment of him and some staff – was when the Observer reported a story directly linking Justice Minister, Chea Cheapoo, to placing some citizens behind bars for a long time without due process. “We were dragged to jail and threatened with execution but were released after 10 days, but after being heavily blasted at (humiliated) by the powerful Minister. He asked us never to publish any story not in his favor,” Best said.He further narrated that after several months, the Daily Observer reported that Conmany Wesseh (now Senator for River Gee County) had been jailed by President Doe. The president ordered that Best be jailed and the Observer be closed down, with a threat of death if Best remained defiant.“A letter to the editor, calling on the government of the day to pay teachers their arrears, was written by three students we took interest in it by also developing a story therefrom in order to get the government’s feet to the ground for the welfare of our fellow compatriots. “Doe,” Mr. Best explained, “was annoyed and claimed that the Observer was tarnishing his reputation to the outside world and our action, he feared, could discredit his administration.”Other than the arrests and imprisonments, the Publisher said there were three separate arson attacks on the facilities of his media company.The celebration was graced by several eminent Liberians; some of who helped established the institution during such a difficult period at the time. In attendance were the Newspaper’s Chairman of the of the Board of Directors, C. T. O. King, III; Ambassador and Mrs. Charles A. Minor; former NOCAL boss, Clemenceau Urey; Mrs. Edith N. Ricks; Charles Dennis; former Observer Editor-in-Chief, Philip N. Wisseh, now publisher of the Inquire Newspaper; former Observer photographer, Sando J. Moore, now publisher of Images Magazine; former Observer reporter and international journalist Maureen Sieh; Jan McArthur, country representative of Internews; and the host of other Liberians. The Liberian Bank for Development and Investment, which has helped the Observer in expanded and improving its investment, was represented by its Chief Accountant, Wilbert Thomas, II.Mr. Best expressed his gratitude to LBDI for standing by the Observer all these years. Board Chairman King, in brief remarks, said the road to the company’s today’s success was rocky, hilly and it also contained valleys and rivers very tough to cross over.“All I can say today is that we give God the glory for all He has done and continue to do in our lives and the survival of this business,” Chairman King said. According to him, the Bests, who he met Kenya prior to the launch of the LOC, had a set mind to return to their homeland and do something to impact lives and contribute to the nation.He praised the Observer’s editorials, noting that they (editorials) are nowadays the best in the country.“Mr. Best has proven at all times that journalists should be brave, courageous, and accurate in their reportage and determined to shape the destiny of a nation positively,” he said. Mr. Urey said Liberia’s progress lies in the hands of Liberians and as such Mr. Best and his staff are a great force in achieving the actual status the country deserves. He commended the Observer family for the good job over the years.Ambassador Charles Minor lauded the Newspaper for holding accountable the Liberian government and people. He indicated that the Observer has also been at the center of the country’s democracy.Mr. Sando Moore, Publisher of the Images Magazine and one of the first employees of the Daily Observer, said with all the calamities experienced, his former boss, Mr. Best proved professionalism, courage and the tenacity to move on.“He has never led the system with iron hands. Mr. Best is a hero because he listens to his staff and doesn’t make unilateral decisions. This has been the strength of the Observer,” Mr. Moore noted. Also present was the Publisher of the Inquirer Newspaper, Phillip Wesseh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The match officials had to wait before the situation normalized and the game ran on for the few minutes that were remaining.Homeboyz used the opportunity to drive the final dagger into Ingwe’s Ali Bhai scoring the third goal with a neat finish.At the Thika Sub-County Stadium, Ulinzi Stars returned to winning ways, Elvis Nandwa striking twice as the soldiers beat hosts Thika United 2-0 to move fourth in the standings.The soldiers had lost three of their last five matches to see their title hunt slowed down, but the win in Thika will revive their faintest of hopes.Nandwa opened the scoring in the third minute with a little chip that beat Thika keeper Eliud Emase after running behind the defense to pick out a cross from Masita Masuta.Ulinzi should have doubled their lead in the 11th minute but Geoffrey Kokoyo’s header at the back post from a corner was cleared off the line and Daniel Waweru’s rebound also blocked with Thika clearing desperately.Ulinzi Stars midfielders Ibrahim Shambi and John Kago vie for the ball with Thika United’s Dennis Lewa during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on July 1, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe home side had a brilliant opportunity to get back on level terms when James Kinyanjui little ball from midfield found Valentine Nyantika through on goal, but the forward’s shot with keeper Timothy Odhiambo off his line went wide.Nandwa should have had his brace in the 38th minute when he picked up another Masuta ball inside the box but his poor first touch let him down after he had beaten the defense.Five minutes to the break, Masuta had a chance of his own when he turned well inside the box but his shot came off the bar.In the second half, Thika tried to build in the pressure, but just couldn’t get quality in the final third. They found themselves two down in the 69th minute when Nandwa rose in well to head home a Waweru cross, keeper Emase caught flat footed.Thika coach John Njogu made some changes including bringing in the experienced Hajji Mwachoki, but nothing they could do salvaged their hunt.Ibrahim Mwiti came close 15 minutes from time with a freekick but the effort was straight to the keeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga celebrates his goal with team mate Noah Wafula during the SportPesa Super Cup quarter finals against Tanzania’s Yanga on Sunday June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1- Allan Wanga came back to haunt his former employers striking twice as Kakamega Homeboyz beat AFC Leopards 3-0 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday in a match marred by crowd trouble.The game was halted for close to half an hour after a section of AFC supporters threw projectiles into the pitch protesting a disallowed goal by Whyvonne Isuza which had been cancelled for offside.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A third day of negotiations to end the Writers Guild of America strike is scheduled today, and a late-night talk show that went off the air because of the work stoppage was set to resume production. The two sides met Monday and again yesterday in their first round of talks since the strike began Nov. 5 over pay for work distributed via the Internet and other new media. The guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the movie studios and television networks, have agreed to a news blackout on the talks. The strike has sent late-night talk shows into reruns. It has also halted production on most scripted television series and could bring about an increase in unscripted and competition series and news magazines in primetime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsNBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly,” will resume production today, according to published reports and the Writers Guild of America West. A study to be released today by the UCLA Anderson Forecast estimates the strike could cost the local economy $380 million if it lasts as long as the 22-week walkout by writers in 1988. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. had estimated roughly a $1 billion loss. The International Affiliation of Writers Guild, an international body representing guilds of professional screenwriters, has declared today International Solidarity Day, with demonstrations in support of the striking WGA writers planned in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, Montreal; Auckland, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia. Picketing is also planned outside NBC in Burbank.
DONEGAL captain Michael Murphy has slammed reports that suggested he was about to quit his home club Glenswilly – and switch to a Dublin club.DCU student Murphy had been linked with a move to capital outfit Parnells.The Dublin club has other county stars including Laois players Colm Parkinson and MJ Tierney on their books. “I was slightly annoyed, there’s no point in lying,” he said, at Puma promotion.“I have a great dedication and commitment to my club back home in Donegal, Glenswilly. It was kind of annoying, I don’t know where the rumours came from, there was no fact in it at all.“As long as I know and my club know that there was no truth to them, we are happy enough.”COUNTY CAPTAIN MURPHY SLAMS REPORTS OF GLENSWILLY SWITCH was last modified: February 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Kyle Diver receives the U15 Donegal Development Squad Award. ALL PICS BY KIND PERMISSION OF GERALDINE DIVER Glenswilly Under 12 Team Glenswilly Girls Under 15 Team Glenswilly Minor Boys Team Glenswilly Under 10’s Glenswilly Girls Under 13 teamCormac Callaghan receives The Special Achievment Award from Michael Murphy.Donegal Development Under 14 Players, Shane Mc Devitt, Mark Mc Ginty and Conor FaulGlenswilly Minor Girls Team. PICS BY GERALDINE DIVERGlenswilly Under 14 boys teamGlenswilly boys Under 13 TeamGLENSWILLY GAA MINOR BOARD PRESENTATIONS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 23rd, 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:Glenswilly GAAMinor Board presentations
Tailback Reggie Bush said he told his teammates he was sorry for intentionally slowing down near the end of a touchdown run that resulted in him nearly getting tackled. “That, just on my part, wasn’t good leadership,” Bush said. “I got caught up in frustration that the offense wasn’t clicking. I tried to make a statement. I apologized to the team.” Bush also said he didn’t think he pushed quarterback Matt Leinart that hard into the end zone. It’s illegal to push another player. “It was the greatest quarterback sneak ever. Everybody else says it was illegal, but it was quick. I don’t know people keep talking about it after. “After (Leinart) rolled to the left, I pushed him from the side. If I got behind him, maybe they would have called something.” Who are the gunners? Linebacker Rey Maualuga and cornerback Josh Pinkard appear to be the frontrunners to be the gunners on the punt team, the players who line up at the receiver spot and race down the field when the ball is snapped. Weis unhappy Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis complained that USC didn’t receive a penalty when Trojans assistant coach Brennan Carroll tried to call a timeout with no timeouts remaining and because Carroll was at the 5-yard line. “I was a little bit more disappointed by the fact that they had a coach out of the box down on the 5-yard line calling time out when they had no timeouts left,” Weis said. “If you want a gripe, that’s a gripe. Now that’s a penalty and that alone puts them out of touchdown scoring range and into field-goal range.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was just a meeting to give an opportunity to guys who don’t express themselves normally,” Walker said. “On the plane coming home from Notre Dame, I felt we should have a meeting to come to terms with the sense of togetherness we all felt. “After that game, I heard us all say we loved each other and there was a genuine sense of brotherhood. I had tears in my eyes.” Field crisis Carroll was upset USC practiced on Cromwell Field on Tuesday, which has FieldTurf, because its regular practice field is not ready after workers botched putting in new sod last weekend. The field was supposed to be ready Tuesday, but a worker wasn’t sure when it would be available, and the recent rain didn’t help. Bush apologizes Carroll wants the players to stop wearing different hats and T-shirts on road trips. And Carroll told offensive guard Fred Matua to tone down his antics. Matua is one of the most emotional players on the team. Separately, cornerback John Walker and a few other players called a team meeting because of the emotional victory over Notre Dame. When you’re ranked No. 1, you can’t have too many problems, but USC called a players-only meeting this week, and coach Pete Carroll also held a separate meeting to address some bothersome issues. Carroll told the Trojans to look more like a team and less like individuals and be more humble the rest of the season. He stressed that teams won’t “bow down’ to USC.
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesVictor Wanyama returns to the Tottenham starting line-up for the FA Cup third-round game at Wembley.Wanyama, fit again after a knee problem, starts a match for the first time since August.Harry Kane also starts, alongside Fernando Llorente up front. Erik Lamela is named in the side too.Youngster Kyle Walker-Peters also gets a chance to impress.Tottenham: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Lamela, Kane, Llorente.Subs: Lloris, Son, N’Koudou, Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Davies.AFC Wimbledon: Long, Fuller, Meades, Oshilaja, Francomb, Abdou, Trotter, Barcham, Soares, Charles, Taylor.Subs: McDonnell, Nightingale, McDonald, Forrester, Kaja, Kennedy, Hartigan.
Red Bluff >> The offense for the Red Bluff High girls basketball team continued to click Friday against small school Loyalton. Jesse Miller scored 17 of her team-high 19 points while helping others score as well to lead the Spartans to a 64-42 victory over the Grizzlies. Red Bluff (8-2) moves on to face Arcata in the final, looking to go back-to-back as champions of the Red Bluff Holiday Classic. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Though Red Bluff has put up 146 points in two blowout …
Carla Viktor, 25, will be competing for the crown of Miss Earth in Austria. The pageant winner is to be crowned on 5 December 2015. (Images: Miss Earth South Africa)Well wishes are pouring in for Carla Viktor, the 2015 Miss Earth South Africa, who will soon be competing for the Miss Earth crown, the international beauty with a cause pageant.Some 92 contests from around the world will compete in the 2015 Miss Earth pageant. They will gather on 18 November in celebration of Miss Earth’s Crystal Year in Eco-Friendly in Vienna, Austria to promote environmental awareness. Viktor, who grew up in Hartbeespoort in North West, and her fellow competitors will focus on climate change through the 5Rs, namely: re-think, reduce, reuse, recycle and respect.The finals of this 15th annual event will take place on 5 December in Vienna. The host country is home to the Austrian alps, which cover 62% of Austria’s total land area. It is also on this continent that COP21 will take place in Paris, at the same time.Watch why Carla Viktor is an environmental warrior:GLOBAL TREE CAMPAIGNMiss Earth South Africa spearheaded a global challenge to the Miss Earth contestants around the world, the local group said. The South African office launched the #BigO2Challenge internationally ahead of the United Nations COP21 conference.This initiative started as a local semi-finalist campaign by Carla Viktor, Milanie Cilliers and Celetia Reynders. Through the tree-planting campaign, individuals, corporates, schools, and the general public were encouraged to get involved and plant trees, with the message: No Trees = No Humans. Miss Earth South 2015 Africa Carla Viktor (in middle) lends a hand to plant trees to show her care for Earth.Ahead of the biggest climate change conference to date, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP21, Miss Earth South Africa challenged Miss Earth ambassadors around the world to plant 21 trees on 9 November, marking 21 days before the opening session of the conference.“Climate change will be the biggest challenge we face in our lifetimes,” said Catherine Constantinides, the executive director of Miss Earth South Africa and a Play Your Part ambassador, “and it’s up to us to realise that we will be the catalysts for change that will push our countries towards a greener tomorrow. Planting a tree might seem like a simple act, but in effect it’s about being part of a global movement to secure a future for the generations to come.” Miss Earth South Africa 2015 Carla Viktor says deforestation can be combated by planting trees and building awareness about the environment.Miss Earth South Africa planted 21 trees with Wildlands & Wildroot Environmental Consultants in Mamelodi, Pretoria East and 21 trees with Thornbirds Conference & Wedding Centre in Eikenhof, South of Johannesburg.Willowridge High School planting 21 trees in support of the @missearth_sa #BigO2Challenge #missearth2015 pic.twitter.com/F0UOauI58G — Milanie Cilliers (@Milanie_C) November 9, 2015 Potchefstroom Municipality in North West pledged to plant 21 trees, as did the George Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and Kuilsrivier and Durbanville in Cape Town, all in Western Cape. “Not only does (the challenge) combat deforestation, it creates a sense of active participation and raises much needed awareness for this important cause,” Viktor said.Thousands of trees were planted in one day in over 40 countries for the #MissEarth2015 #BigO2Challenge! pic.twitter.com/SyPBv7uHNo — Miss Earth (@MissEarth) November 10, 2015 The campaign was a success, with people joining in and planting 21 trees in countries as diverse as Angola, Austria, Australia, Belize, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.PLAY YOUR PART AMBASSADORS Carla Viktor wears her dress for the international 2015 Miss Earth competition.Having won three consecutive gold awards for National Costume, Sonwabile Ndamase of Vukani Fashions was again asked to produce a unique garment that expressed what it was to be South African. Ndamase, who is a Play Your Part ambassador, said his objective had been to create the vision Viktor had of what it meant to be South African.Her wardrobe was styled by designer Vohni Muthubi. Muthubi grew up in Venda in northern Limpopo.“I want to create a range that is elegant and fun, that expresses youth and appeal, and that is uniquely Miss Earth South Africa, Carla Viktor,” said Muthubi. “This opportunity presents me with an organic opportunity to create something natural, with an environmental message.”WELL WISHESViktor is ready to champion the Earth with a stamp of approval from Minister Edna Molewa of the Department of Environmental Affairs. “Through your international work, you continue to make our country proud. I wish you success in the future and thank you for partnering with government and business, to make a better world,” Molewa said.Commentators on social media also rooted for Viktor ahead of the international competition:@carlaviktor farewell breakfast. Wishing you all the best in Austria. #MissEarth2015 pic.twitter.com/m9ipm4l4RR — Imperial_Toyota (@Imperial_Toyota) November 10, 2015 @lead_sa @missearth_sa @carlaviktor @ChangeAgentSA @Abramjee @EllaBellaC @Derek_Hanekom @BEMolewa @CityofJoburgZA bring home the world title — Paballo Katleho (@kp_paballo) November 10, 2015 You’re going to rock it @missearth_sa @carlaviktor Have a blast and know we’re behind you every step of the way! X https://t.co/HXGeeOKfW9 — Thobile Chittenden (@ThobileITT) November 14, 2015 Good luck to @carlaviktor @missearth_sa as she leaves for Austria for the 15th International #MissEarth pic.twitter.com/2OyBvEl36b — Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 10, 2015 To learn more about Carla Viktor, read her biography here.