MOT to Decentralize Activities

first_imgTransport Minister-designate, Madam Angela Cassell Bush, has said decentralization of the transport sector to three regions including Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh would be one of her priority areas during her tenure as Minister of Transport.According to her Madam Bush, her administration would do the decentralization for efficiency and revenue generation purposes.Appearing before the Senate Committee on Transport Monday, August 11, the Transport Minister-designate disclosed that as part of the country’s development strategy, she intends to fully automate the driver’s license and vehicle registration processes within the Ministry.She noted that her aim is to work with relevant government ministries and agencies to close the gap or the leakages in these processes, reduce fraud and further enhance the revenue generation capacity of the Ministry.Presenting her 180-Action Plan, Madam Bush asserted that the conduct of series of inter-agency reviews to assist them better understand the structural, policy, legal and technical challenges facing the sector.“We will use and build on all existing documentations. We will initiate a scheme for effective coordination amongst agencies within the sector. Along these lines, we will work to activate the national transport policy and strategy implementation steering committee chaired by the Ministry of Transport and co-chaired both GIZ and Ministry of Public Works with the National Port Authority (NPA), National Transit Authority (NTA) Roberts International Airport (RIA) serving as members.“As the sector Minister, we will work with relevant stakeholders to review the status of reconstruction works at the RIA, particularly our airport runaway, in light of the current crisis,” Madam Bush asserted.Within the same period, she assured the legislature of her administration’s desire to focus more energy on soft projects such as the setting up of a one-stop shop, developing policy manuals, strengthening the internal control framework and capacity development.She pledged her commitment to engaging regional and international partners including the Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR) to ensure audio visual monitoring of airplanes operating in the airspace of the three member countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in strict compliance with regional and international transport policies and regulations.In response, Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff encouraged the nominee to be proactive and must stick to her plans of transformation at the ministry.The Transport Minister’s confirmation report is expected to be read before plenary for possible confirmation or rejection.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Health Expo 2019 to focus on preventable diseases

first_imgAn idea of the many booths which will be on display during the expoThe Public Health Ministry on Friday launched a number of activities for this year’s Health Expo, which will continue as a biannual event to develop communication among the general populace while supplying persons with adequate healthcare services.The event is slated for June 5 to the 8, at the Sophia Exhibition Center, Georgetown featuring private and public partners from the medical arena. Some will be conducting medical checkups and tests, while others will be featuring their pharmaceuticals.Speaking at the event, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Colette Adams revealed that there will also be a career day activity, whereby persons can seek training in several medical field. This year, they are seeking to have more local organisations on site to offer on the spot healthcare.“We will be having a career fair, identified to introduce students to a career in a health field and will give them the opportunity to seek training in various areas such as nursing and other allied profession,” she revealed.The Food Policy Division will be introducing the food based dietary guidelines along with the launching of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) risk-factor reduction campaign.“This year, we expect to have more local and international organizations, practitioners, manufacturers and suppliers participating in the health expo. Exhibitors who are eager to showcase what practices and services in health you have,” said Adams.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence emphasized on the scourge of maternal mortality and cancer deaths, which places Guyana at the top of the list in negative ways.Back in 2017, Guyana had the highest mortality for premature cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in the Americas, followed by Trinidad and Tobago. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the statistics for Guyana was a whopping 52,400 at that time.Last year, Guyana emerged at the top of the list for the number of recorded cancer deaths, with a mortality rate of 21 per cent for every 100,000 persons. Each year, some 100 women die as a result of cancer.As such, Lawrence stated that this initiative is critical in meeting the sustainable development goals and reducing cases of preventative diseases. She noted that child obesity is also on the rise.“Health Expo 2019 provides yet another opportunity for us in the health sector wage war on the alarming statistics on preventable diseases that constantly bombard us. Child obesity is also on the increase as the consumption of sweetened beverages and sugary substances take a strong hold on our young population,” the Minister informed.She added, “We have that strong will to reverse this trend of negativity. Too many of us are becoming statistics and our young people seem to be at the worrisome top of the list.”last_img read more

Horoya paired with Wydad after coaching upheaval

first_imgHoroya finished second in Group B behind trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia, but four points ahead of Orlando Pirates of South Africa after beating them 2-1 last Saturday.Previous coaching assignments of Neveu included handling the national teams of Niger, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania.He has been replaced by France-born Didier Gomes da Rosa, whose best achievement in Africa was guiding Cameroonians Coton Sport to the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals.Horoya president Antonio Souare has publicly demanded that the team reach the Champions League semi-finals this season after losing to Egyptians Al Ahly in a 2018 last-eight tie.He is set to be disappointed, though, as twice champions Wydad should prove too strong over two legs under the guidance of veteran Tunisian coach Faouzi Benzarti.The draw in a Cairo hotel paired Esperance with CS Constantine of Algeria, surprise qualifiers from Group C at the expense of Club Africain of Tunisia and Ismaily of Egypt.Record eight-time champions Ahly will face Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in a repeat of the 2001 final won convincingly by the Cairo Red Devils.Tanzanian club Simba, another surprise qualifier, face five-time trophy-holders TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.DrawsQuarter-finalsCS Constantine (ALG) v Esperance (TUN, holders)Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) v Al Ahly (EGY)Horoya AC (GUI) v Wydad Casablanca (MAR)Simba SC (TAN) v TP Mazembe (COD)First legs: April 5/6, second: April 12/13Semi-finalsHoroya/Wydad v Sundowns/AhlyConstantine/Esperance v Simba/MazembeFirst legs: April 26/27, second: May 3/4FinalHoroya/Wydad/Sundowns/Ahly v Constantine/Esperance/Simba/MazembeFirst leg: May 24/25, second: May 31/June 10Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000French coach Patrice Neveu was ditched by Horoya AC after guiding the Guinean club to the CAF Champions League quarter-finals © AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 21 – Guinean club Horoya, who reacted to reaching the CAF Champions League knockout phase by dumping French coach Patrice Neveu, were drawn against Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in the quarter-finals Wednesday.The Conakry club have offered no explanation for the shock move after widely experienced Neveu masterminded a largely impressive group campaign.last_img read more

Agents arrest ex-Northrop worker, wife

first_imgBy Denise Nix STAFF WRITER A former Northrop Grumman Corp. employee and his wife have been arrested on federal charges that they bilked the El Segundo defense contractor out of $2.6million, authorities said Friday. Michael and Susan Crabtree were taken into custody Thursday night at their son’s home in Irvine after eluding agents who were preparing to arrest them at their home in Buckeye, Ariz., authorities said. On Thursday, they picked up their 10-year-old son from school and drove 330miles to their older son’s Irvine apartment, authorities said. Agents were there waiting and arrested them when they arrived. The Crabtrees will return to court Wednesday for a detention hearing. Meanwhile, they remain in jail. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Crabtrees appeared Friday in the Santa Ana federal courthouse to face their seven-count indictment, which accuses them of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. Michael Crabtree, 47, began working at the El Segundo plant in August 2004. He was responsible for ordering material and supplies for various government programs, including the F-18 Hornet and the F-35 Joint Strikeforce Fighter. He and his 44-year-old wife are accused of directing bogus material supply contracts to a shell company they controlled so they could collect money for orders that were never delivered. Federal prosecutors said Crabtree left the company after suspicions were raised about the size of the orders he placed. The Crabtrees were placed under surveillance by federal agents. last_img read more

Pay hike for poll workers

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Poll workers this June 6 primary election might have more of a smile on their faces. Los Angeles County is giving a $25 increase to the 25,000 poll workers, bringing their stipend to $80. As a result of the stipend increase, poll workers also will receive a $25 bonus for attending a 1 -hour training session. Inspectors who manage poll operations will receive $100, $25 for picking up election day supplies and a $25 bonus for attending training. She also is a teacher on special assignment coordinating Montebello Unified School District’s textbook compliance. Huff’s choice was Ling-Ling Chang, a member of the Walnut Valley Water Board and chief executive officer of the Youth Science Center in Hacienda Heights. “Ling-Ling Chang exemplifies outstanding leadership and community involvement,” Huff said. CANDIDATE FORUM: The League of Women Voters will hold a forum for the 56th and 58th assembly races from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the 30th state Senate District race from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., both Friday at Whittier City Hall council chambers, 13230Penn St. FUNDRAISER: Whittier Councilman Owen Newcomer will hold a fundraiser for his state assembly campaign from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Marquis, 13007 Philadelphia St., Whittier. For reservations, call (562)693-0123. APPOINTMENT: State Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Norwalk has been appointed as a board member of the California Emerging Technology Fund by the California Public Utilities Commission. The fund is a non-profit entity created by the commission to develop strategies and fund proposals for ensuring that broadband communications service and information technologies are made available to all of California society. It is initially funded with $60 million from AT&T and Verizon. “This presents a wonderful opportunity to make this infrastructure usable in all parts of the state and to all segments of California’s population.” Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEven with the pay raise, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office still needs several thousand poll workers throughout the County to serve at the 5,065 voting locations, said Conny McCormack, registrar-recorder. The office also needs bilingual poll workers who can speak one or more of the languages of Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese. In addition, people who speak other languages such as Armenian, Russian and Cambodian are encouraged to help serve their communities. If interested in becoming a poll worker for the June 6 primary election, call (888) 338-VOTE or (800) 815-2666, option 7 or see the Web site, www.lavote.net. WOMEN OF YEAR: Assemblymen Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar have named their 2006 Women of the Year. Calderon named Dorothy Chu, former president of the Montebello Teacher’s Association and the current chairwoman of the California Teachers Association Pacific Asian American Caucus. last_img read more

Huddersfield Town want Borussia Dortmund defender

first_imgDurm’s future is unclear having had last season wrecked by injury and with his contract set to expire next year.Now German newspaper Bild has reported that the defender, who was part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad in 2014, is set to leave. Latest transfer news heading off Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder ‘perfect fit” REAL DEAL 1 three-way race Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino And it has been suggested that Huddersfield could be his next destination now he has worked his way back to full fitness.talkSPORT will be 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. take zlat WHITE KNIGHT Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out IN DEMAND center_img Borussia Dortmund ace Erik Durm may be set to leave the club. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm has emerged as a summer transfer target for Huddersfield Town.Terriers boss David Wagner knows all about the 26-year-old having coached him during his time working at the Bundesliga club. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly GOSSIP Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback RANKED last_img read more

TWO PEOPLE LEFT TRAPPED AFTER SERIOUS COLLISION

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai are at the scene of a serious two car crash at Burt.The head-on collision took place just after 3pm. Three young men traveling in one car have exited their vehicle and are not understood to be seriously hurt.IT is understood the men’s car flipped onto its roof after the smash.However a couple in the other car are still trapped in the vehicle.Emergency services, including two ambulances, have now arrived on the scene. One eye-witness told Donegal Daily “I don’t know how anybody walked away from the smash.“The emergency services were on the scene very quickly and are treating people now.“I hope everyone is okay but it looks pretty bad,” said the man.People driving in the area have been asked to take extra care.TWO PEOPLE LEFT TRAPPED AFTER SERIOUS COLLISION was last modified: February 13th, 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:accidentBURTlast_img read more

DONEGAL FAMILY SOUGHT FOR AU PAIR FOR SUMMER MONTHS

first_imgA young French au pair is looking for a host family in the Letterkenny area to work with for the summer months.Miriam, 17, has good English but wants to improve her English with a host family for the coming weeks until August 31st.She has a full CV and is a non-smoker who plans to return to France to study law at university. She is very pleasant and a non-smoker.As well as light housework, she is available to baby-sit.Anybody who is interested in meeting Miriam can contact us at info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass on your details.  DONEGAL FAMILY SOUGHT FOR AU PAIR FOR SUMMER MONTHS was last modified: June 27th, 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:au pairdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

ANGER AS RUBBISH STREWN ACROSS SCENIC FISHING VILLAGE

first_imgLOCALS have expressed their anger at those responsible for dumping rubbish alongside the pier at Burtonport.The scenic fishing village has been left decimated since the fishing industry collapsed with a number of bars and shops in the locality being forced to close.However, locals work hard to maintain the beautiful fishing village as best they can and have set-up a number of initiatives to attract tourists to the area. One of these projects was the restoration of the Old Railway which is now a scenic walkway used daily by locals and tourists.However, a group of locals were outraged when rubbish was despicably dumped outside a number of the now closed fishing factories beside the pier.A huge number of tourists get the Ferry from Burtonport pier to visit nearby Arranmore Island.However, the rubbish strewn along the pier was an eyesore and the locals gathered a Action-Group to come together and clean up the mess. They’ve also appealed to those responsible to stop dumping rubbish around the area and have encouraged them to keep the Port tidy.The Burtonport Action-Group posted images of the clean-up operation earlier on their timeline and issued the following advice, “Lots of thanks to all who showed up today to give a hand with the ‘Cleaning Up Around The Port’.“We all know the place was once a thriving fishing Port and that that changed, that there are less fishermen, boats, fish but we don’t need to see it full of rubbish either.Lets Keep The Port Tidy. 🙂ANGER AS RUBBISH STREWN ACROSS SCENIC FISHING VILLAGE was last modified: April 26th, 2015 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:Angerclean-updumpingFeaturesFishing Villagenewsrubbishlast_img read more

Breaking: Road between Ballindrait and Lifford closed following crash

first_imgThe Ballindrait to Lifford road is currently closed following a road traffic collision. The incident took place approximately one hour ago.It is not yet known how many vehicles are involved and if any injuries were sustained. Emergency services are attending the scene and diversions are in place.Motorists are asked to avoid the area. We will bring you more on this breaking news story as we have it. Breaking: Road between Ballindrait and Lifford closed following crash was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballindraitcrashdonegalLiffordlast_img read more