Local NGO to Combat Drowning

first_imgA retired Coast Guard Lieutenant has launched a new non-governmental organization, Lifesaving-Liberia Incorporated (LIFESAL) in Monrovia.Lifesaving-Liberia Incorporated, with headquarters on Gurley Street, South Beach, Monrovia, aims at preventing water-related accidents and minimizing the rate of drowning in the country.According to the founder and executive director, a retired Armed Forces of Liberia lieutenant, Pastor Alfred S. Junes, the motto of his organization is “Help Us Save Lives.”Pastor Junes, LIFESAIL’s executive director, said the body is organized to provide awareness on the dangers of swimming on the various beaches without lifeguards.Quoting statistics from the Irish Live-Saving Foundation (of Ireland), about I.2 million people drown every year, mostly in the world poorest countries.Pastor Junes said drowning is an epidemic that kills, and that water safety education is the only defense against drowning.He has meanwhile appealed for public support, stressing the need for medical remedy to save the beaches and also to encourage the public to take advantage of the entity’s Lifeguard Training aimed at training lifesavers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Major Wales BLOW! Wayne Hennessey set to miss Euro 2016 opener

first_imgWayne Hennessey is set to miss Wales’ opening Euro 2016 game against Slovakia.talkSPORT understands the goalkeeper suffered a back injury in training on the eve of the Group B clash.There has been no official word from the Wales camp but Danny Ward is expected to deputise for Hennessey in Saturday’s game in Bordeaux.Hennesey’s absence would come as a big blow to Chris Coleman’s side.The Crystal Palace shot-stopper has been the undisputed number one in recent years and has won 57 caps for Wales since his debut in 2007.Liverpool’s back-up goalkeeper Ward has made only two international appearances – both from the bench – but the 22-year-old is now set to start against Slovakia. Wayne Hennessey 1last_img read more

Jackson adviser awarded $900,000 in money dispute

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“What bothered Michael Jackson the most about this trial,” the singer’s spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said afterward, “was that from the onset F. Marc Schaffel tried turning a bookkeeping matter into something more and he willfully tried impugning Michael Jackson’s character with false and unsubstantiated claims.” The trial delved into claims involving work Schaffel did to produce two videos aired on Fox that were intended to rehabilitate Jackson’s image in the aftermath of a damaging documentary, and claims involving “What More Can I Give,” an ill-fated Jackson song intended to raise funds for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Jurors said outside court that they came to the figure of $900,000 by accepting Schaffel’s claims that he was owed commissions from the two videos and for some other expenses. They said that after much arguing they accepted Schaffel’s claim that he spent $300,000 of his own money on a secret mission to South America for Jackson. Schaffel claimed he gave the money to a “Mr. X.” Jackson’s lawyer had focused on Schaffel’s past in gay adult movies. SANTA MONICA – In a split decision, a civil court jury Friday awarded a former Michael Jackson adviser $900,000 – far less than he claimed in the money dispute – and awarded the pop star $200,000 in his cross-complaint against F. Marc Schaffel. “Obviously, I’m very happy,” Schaffel said outside court. “We got less than I asked for but considering all the factors on what we were able to present, I’m pleased.” Schaffel sued for $3.8 million, but his claims were later reduced to $1.6 million, and his attorney ultimately asked for $1.4 million in commissions, unpaid loans and expenses before deliberations began Thursday. Jackson’s attorney had said Schaffel owed the pop star $660,000 from their association on projects before the pop star fired the associate in November 2001 after learning of his past as a producer of gay pornography. Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor plans to hold a separate specific accounting phase of the trial to look at the claims. The result of that could lead to adjustment of the awards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mark Anthony McGinley re-signs for Harps

first_imgFinn Harps have announced that goalkeeper Mark McGinley has signed with the club for next season. McGinley returned to Ballybofey last season after a brief spell in 2014.Despite not featuring in the team until late May, he soon made the position his own and was voted as last year’s Player of the Season as well as being nominated for the SSE Airtricity October/November Player of the Month award. In total McGinley made 19 starts last campaign keeping an impressive 9 clean sheets.Mark McGinley accepting his Player of the Season award after defeating Drogheda United last month‍ Speaking after the signing, manager Ollie Horgan told club media: “Mark had to bide his time at the start of last season but he kept the head down and did well when he got his chance in the team. Its great to have him signed up now and hopefully he can pick up where he left off come February.”Mark Anthony McGinley re-signs for Harps was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Power lines blamed for Shekell Fire

first_imgMOORPARK – Arson investigators determined Wednesday that power lines caused the weekend wildfire that destroyed five homes. “Power lines,” said Capt. Barry Parker of the Ventura County Fire Department. “All I can tell you right now is the fire was caused by power lines. We know the cause, but the investigation can go on for a week, maybe a month.” The Fire Department’s Arson Investigation Unit made its preliminary determination after sifting through ashes within the 13,600 acres destroyed by the blaze. Parker did not say whether investigators had seen downed power lines where the fire began at 2:30 a.m. Sunday near the former Egg City production plant at Grimes Canyon and Shekell roads north of Moorpark. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The wind-swept Shekell Fire, as it came to be known, was contained late Tuesday after destroying five homes and two commercial buildings and damaging 11 structures. The cost of battling the fire was estimated to reach $4.5 million. Neighbors off Grimes Canyon Road had reported a power outage about the same time the 2:30 a.m. fire was first reported. A Southern California Edison spokesman said the company has been notified by Ventura County fire officials about the cause. During the fire, company officials said, power was knocked out at several hundred homes, with others experiencing momentary outages while the wildfire raged. “We do have poles that were damaged in the fire,” said Edison spokesman Steven Conroy. “We’ve been officially notified and have instigated an investigation in cooperation with Ventura County fire officials.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want 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

Snodgrass: At Hull they laughed when I backed Maguire and Robertson for the top

first_img latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Robertson helped Liverpool, who paid £8m for him, win the Champions League in June Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is widely considered one of the best full-backs in the world and lifted the Champions League in June.But as recently as 2017, the pair made up half of a Hull defence that was relegated from the Premier League.They joined at the same time in 2014 – Robertson from Dundee United in a £2.85m deal and Maguire from Sheffield United for £2.5m – and both have since become full internationals with Scotland and England respectively.And Snodgrass recalls being ridiculed when he predicted Maguire and Robertson’s meteoric rise. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Robert Snodgrass knew Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson would make it to the very top when they were his team-mates at Hull.Maguire recently became the most expensive defender in history by joining Manchester United from Leicester in an £80million deal. 3 Getty Maguire and Robertson both signed for Hull in 2014 Getty Images – Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 OFF Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers targets FAREWELL Harry Maguire has joined Man United from Leicester for £80million – becoming the world’s most expensive defender as a result – having joined the Foxes for just £17m 3 New job deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “I went into the physio room at Hull and said, ‘Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson are going to the very top’. They all started laughing!” the West Ham midfielder told talkSPORT.“In football terms, it’s Hull, if you’re fighting relegation then you don’t get the credit. But sometimes you need to find the diamonds in the rough.“I remember the two of them coming through, Harry’s got that awkward style, he’s a big centre-half, but you don’t realise how good he is until he starts playing. “One day the manager put him in central midfield and he was brilliant. We knew straight away.“When I saw Andy Robertson for the first time, I thought, ‘How have the two Old Firm boys let him slip through?’“What a rise in his career.”last_img read more

Harps book their place in county final

first_imgMarkievicz Park’s redevelopment work means it won’t stage any of Sligo’s home NFL games this season.Eastern Harps are the first team through to this year’s Sligo senior final.They beat St Mary’s by the narrowest of margins, 1-10 to 1-9, in Sunday’s first semi-final in Markievicz Park.They will now face the winners of next weekend’s second semi-final involving neighbours Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry.Reigning champions Tourlestrane beat Calry/St Joseph’s by 16 points to nine in their quarter-final on Sunday.last_img read more

Linda’s Lion sleeps – at last

first_imgThis is a story about numbers: 10 shillings, US$15-million, 70 years, over 160 covers and three centuries of continuous radio air play. It’s the story of a song we all know, the impoverished Zulu migrant worker who wrote it, the musicians and record companies who raked in millions for it, and the almost 70 years it has taken for his family to see justice done.full story: southafrica.infolast_img

Jordy Smith aims high in home waters

first_img19 June 2014 Surfing superstar Jordy Smith is set to return to home waters in the South African leg of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, starting with the Mr Price Pro Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, which runs from 30 June to 6 July. Taking place at the crucial half-way mark on both the ASP Qualifying Series and ASP World Tour, the event will see the world’s best surfers flocking to South Africa for the back-to-back ASP Prime-rated Mr Price Pro Ballito and J-Bay Open, which is back as a stop on the elite ASP World Tour, and runs from 10 to 21 July. Top results at home One of the most dominant athletes on home soil over the past five years, Smith thrives on performing in front of a home crowd. His results include clinching victory at the Mr Price Pro Ballito in 2010 followed by a runner-up finish in 2013. He also claimed back-to-back victories in J-Bay (Jeffreys Bay in the Western Cape) in 2010 and 2011. “There is always something special about competing at home,” Smith said in a statement in Tahiti this week. “It’s mainly being familiar with the waves and having the support of family and friends.” Renowned as one of the biggest beach festivals on the African continent, the Mr Price Pro Ballito is expecting approximately 100 000 fans to soak up the non-stop entertainment over the seven days. Having earned a total of nine heat wins on the World Tour so far this season, Smith, currently ranked eleventh in the world, has produced mixed results and is looking to the Mr Price Pro Ballito as preparation for the J-Bay Open. The festival will include free music concerts at Salt Rock on 3 and 4 July, while a Food and Wine Festival takes place on 1 and 2 July.Corporate social investment The RedCap Foundation has been selected as the event’s Corporate Social Investment program. Active in the region since 2010, the Foundation’s health and education programmes impact low-income communities in KwaDukuza. SAinfo reporter ‘A great opportunity’ “I find surfing Primes a great opportunity to fine tune my surfing, especially in the lead up to a World Tour Event,” he explained. “It’s sometimes easier to stay focused when you surf every day. Too many lay days in a row can be the biggest distraction.”center_img ‘A world-class wave’ “When it’s on, it’s a world-class wave. You can get ‘backdoor-like’ barrels, then as it drops it becomes really high performance, especially with the wind blowing into the rights,” he said With a second place finish to Julian Wilson in one of the most exciting finals in Mr Price Pro history in 2013, the competitive beast in Smith will settle for nothing less than going one better in 2014.‘I want to win three in a row!’ “I’m really looking forward to trying to bring the trophy back to South Africa,” Smith said. “I love nothing more than winning in front of the home crowd and winning in Ballito would be the ultimate preparation for J-Bay. I want to win three in a row!” A standout performer in the variable conditions that the Mr Price Pro can dish up, Smith is looking forward to the challenges Ballito will produce up this year.last_img read more

Five Florida Residents Arrested in Connection to $1.2M Cargo Theft Ring

first_imgFive residents of Miami-Dade County in Florida have recently been arrested in connection with a statewide organized cargo theft ring. An investigation by the Florida Attorney General’s Office, in conjunction with the Miami-Dade Police Department and local task forces, found that the suspects reportedly used a rental vehicle to travel outside Miami-Dade County in search of tractor-trailers that appeared easy to steal. After stealing the trucks, the suspects would then return to Miami to sell stolen merchandise on the black market.Officials believe the suspects are guilty of involvement with seven separate cargo theft incidents, including thefts in Duval, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, and Polk counties. The most recent attempted theft took place in Jacksonville.The suspects reportedly stole a truck containing tires worth $100,000 and another truck with $50,000 worth of sugar, among other items. Police told WJXT Jacksonville that the estimated value of the stolen merchandise totaled more than $1.2 million.- Sponsor – Each of the five defendants arrested in connection with the theft ring—Juan Carlos Almaguer, Alcide Frahuela Casanova, Cecilio Guillen, Yanier Torres, and Julio Vega (pictured)—face first-degree felony charges, including conspiracy to commit racketeering and grand theft cargo.Cargo trailer security should be a top priority for retailers, as cargo crime remains a serious problem. Thieves are apparently obtaining more lucrative shipments, too: according to third-quarter (July-September) 2015 cargo theft statistics collected by FreightWatch International, cargo theft incidents reflected a 7% increase in value over the previous quarter. Data show that Florida ranks as the third most active state for reported cargo thefts (after California and Texas, respectively). Food and drinks are classified as the most stolen product category.The CargoNet Command Center reported an average cargo theft loss value per incident of $187,490 and more than $175 million in total in 2015. For more information about last year’s cargo theft trends, see “CargoNet Releases 2015 Cargo Theft Trend Analysis.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more