The Chinese road construction company, CHICO, is finding it difficult to smoothly operate equipment in Ganta as commercial motorcyclists continue to use the main road, which is under construction, despite signs displayed to redirect vehicles and motor bikes.All the company does is lay cones and tape, or pieces of planks across the road to stop vehicles from plying the portion of road being worked on. But the motorcyclists, instead of going by the signs, forcefully ride in areas that have been cordoned off, thus causing the machine operators to frequently give way while working.The company also has men standing by the signs to direct motorcyclists and drivers, yet the cyclists continue to demonstrate their intransigence toward the directives of the road workers.Onlookers attracted to the road work were on Saturday, July 11 seen screaming and shouting as the cyclists defiantly drove in-between the road building equipment, and in some instances, narrowly escaped accident.The same continued on Sunday afternoon when the company was demolishing some structures on the road, getting some to blame police for not helping to control the traffic as work goes on.Most of Ganta’s alleys are opened, making it easy for vehicles coming from Monrovia or Saniquellie and Saclepea to bypass the area where work is ongoing.Despite the availability of such alleys to allow for traffic detours, motorcyclists use the main road where construction work is going on, thereby causing impediment to the work.Reacting to the event, Nyan Dookpah, a popular Nimba folk musician, said, “This is the risk they take and, when some of them die in the process, they carry on mob violence and burn people’s vehicles. It is the same [thing] one of them did a few months ago and died while attempting to cross in front of a speeding truck from the side of the road, and at the end, those in the commercial motorcycle business burnt the truck.”Another onlooker reacted, “They are doing this so when any of them dies they will attack the Chinese people equipment to loot and burn it. Now they are not seeing their actions, but as soon as accident takes place, you will see all the motorcyclists coming out with violence.”When the Daily Observer contacted the Ganta City Council on the problem, Administrative Assistant, Bob Emmanuel Paye referred reporter to the Liberia National Police (LNP) Traffic Division responsible to control traffic.Effort made to reach the police did not materialize as the Traffic Commander identified as Nyanamah was said to have gone to the checkpoint along the Saclepea Highway where many vehicles were being directed to attend market in various towns in the week.Meanwhile, motorcycle transport business in Liberia has over the time been quite disastrous despite the higher profits it brings. It has been associated with too many accidents leading to crippling and death of many people.As accidents occur and a motorcyclist becomes a victim, other motorcyclists usually resolve to violence, which leads to destruction of properties including police depots and private vehicles.The situation has led to a strict regulation in Monrovia where commercial motorcycles are no longer allowed in the city center or along main thoroughfares.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Local beverage company Banks DIH Limited has had a stellar performance during the first half of the 2018 financial year, having recorded a nine per cent increase in after-tax profit when compared to the corresponding period last year.Banks DIH Chairman, Clifford ReisThis was disclosed by Banks Chairman Clifford Reis when he presented the Group’s Operating and Financial Results. The company’s Interim Financial Statement for the period ending March 31, 2018 was published in the Guyana Times on Sunday.According to Reis, the Group’s third party revenue for the six-month period was $15.83 billion, compared to $14.94 billion for the corresponding period in 2017, and representing an increase of $894.5 million, or six per cent.He went on to disclose that unaudited profit before taxation for the group during that period was $2.61 billion, as against $2.54 billion achieved in 2017, reflecting an increase of $70.8 million, or 2.8 percent.Reis noted as well that the unaudited Operating Profit before Tax for the parent company was $2.21 billion, compared to $2.09 billion in 2017; while the unaudited Profit after Tax was $1.43 billion compared to $1.32 billion in 2017, an increase of $119 million or nine per cent.Meanwhile, Citizens Bank Guyana Inc. also had a similar performance, achieving an unaudited Profit after Tax of $277.7 million, compared to $288.7 million achieved in 2017.Going forward, the 51 per cent-owned subsidiary of the company, according to Reis, is ready within to respond to the opportunities which the recent development within the Petroleum and Gas Sector, and the need for a local content input, will present.“The improved results achieved by the parent company in the first half year came mainly from the increase in dollar sales, physical growth in case sales, and the efficiencies in manufacturing processes derived from capital investment in new plant and machinery for the Production Departments,” Chairman Reis stated.He went on to highlight that during the period under review, the company continued its capital development strategies with the completion of the New Vehicle Workshop and Parking facility which were commissioned along with its new offices for the Workshop Administration, Environmental and Safety Department, and the Buildings & Property Department.He added that a new plastics and chipping facility (PET) was also constructed.Looking ahead in the second half-year, Reis posited that the company proposes to complete another phase of its Solar Energy Programme at the OMG Restaurant, the installation of new biscuit and ice-cream packaging lines, the drilling of a new water well with storage facilities, and the purchase of trucks and forklifts.“My fellow shareholders, we can advise with a deep sense of accomplishment that, during the period under review, our beers, rums and water products were awarded gold and grand gold medals by Monde Selection International Quality Institute. Banks beer; GT beer; Rainforest water; XM 5 –Year-Old and 10-Year-Old rums achieved gold, while 12-Year-Old and 15 Year Old Rums were awarded Grand Gold,” the Chairman boasted.Meanwhile, he announced that the directors have approved an interim dividend of $0.28 per share unit to all shareholders whose names appear on the Register as at 18 May 2018, to the tune of $238 million in total payments.Reis used the opportunity to thank his fellow directors for their support and guidance, as well as shareholders, suppliers, customers and employees for their confidence reposed in the Group during this period.
WASHINGTON – Defense attorneys for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Thursday won the opportunity to question a journalist they hope will undercut the prosecution’s perjury case against the former White House aide. A battle over the scope of the defense case broke out just after Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald rested the government’s case in the CIA leak trial in midafternoon. The prosecution presented 11 days of testimony.. Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is charged with lying to the FBI and a grand jury about his talks with reporters concerning Valerie Plame and with obstructing an investigation into how her name and employment at CIA got leaked days after her husband, ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson, criticized President George W. Bush’s justifications for the Iraq war. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Libby’s lawyers can call New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson over objections from the prosecutors and her lawyer, Charles Leeper. Defense attorneys want Abramson to repeat her out-of-court denials that reporter Judith Miller urged Abramson – then Washington bureau chief – to pursue the story of Plame’s role in sending her husband to Niger to investigate whether Iraq was trying to buy uranium there for nuclear weapons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Philippe Coutinho returns for Liverpool Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers lamented a ‘lack of creativity’ for his side’s Europa League exit to Besiktas, but he will hope they can rediscover it in time for Sunday’s huge clash against Manchester City – live and exclusive on talkSPORT, from 12pm.The Reds were missing a number of key personnel for the shootout defeat in Turkey, with Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho left back on Merseyside to prepare for the weekend’s fixture and while some questioned Rodgers’ decision to do so, it could prove to be a masterstroke.The trio are fully expected to make the first XI, but who else will play alongside them?talkSPORT takes a look… GoalkeeperWith little in the way of alternative, Simon Mignolet will remain in goal for the Redmen.DefenceWhile Rodgers may be tempted to give Dejan Lovren the chance to make amends for his missed spot-kick, it seems likely that the Kop boss will return to his current favoured trio of Sakho, Martin Skrtel and Emre Can, the latter of whom was moved into midfield against Besiktas.MidfieldHenderson is nailed on to regain his spot in the heart of midfield, and is tipped to be joined by Joe Allen. Alberto Moreno will likely retain his position on the left, with Lazar Markovic heavily backed to replace Jordon Ibe on the right.AttackMario Balotelli was a surprise selection alongside Daniel Sturridge for the Europa League defeat, but it seems unlikely that Rodgers will retain two up front for the visit of Man City. Expect to see Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling playing behind Sturridge.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Man City? Comment below…Liverpool v Man City is on EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT, Sunday from 12pm. Click here to stream LIVE. 1
FOOTBALL: The fabled Maiden City Soccer Academy is bringing their Football Summer Camps to Donegal! Maiden City Academy, is headed by former Nottingham Forest players Paul Kee, and John ‘Bugsy’ Cunningham. The duo have been responsible in the development of Premier League players Darren Gibson and Eunan O’Kane.Shane Ferguson, who started for Northen Ireland against Poland on Sunday, is also a product of Maiden City Academy.The Academy is based in Derry, but they’re bringing their Football Summer Camps to the AURA Leisure Centre, Letterkenny and Portnoo this summer!Maiden City Academy will host SIX summer camps in July and August across the two venues. They will host camps at the AURA on July 4th-8th and again on July 25th-29th.They will then host camps at The Doleman Centre, Portnoo on August 1st -5th and again on August 15th-19th.While they will also return to the AURA in August and have another two camps on August 8th-12th and August 22nd-26th.The cost is just €12 a-day, and kids will be exposed to top-class coaching from some of the best coaches in Ireland with a proven track record of developing technically gifted players in a fun based environment.#MaidencitysocceracademyBRILLIANT MAIDEN CITY SOCCCER SUMMER CAMPS COMING TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 15th, 2016 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:auradonegalMCSnewsPaul KeePortnoosoccerSport
Residents meet John WatersThe renowned Irish Times journalist John Waters has travelled to Donegal to visit the site of the proposed controversial Waste Water Treatment Plant and it’s associated discharge pipe in the town land of Carnagarve midway between Moville and Greencastle.He was provided with details of the sewage plant and pipe by members of the Campaign for a Clean Estuary Group and local residents.Said Enda Craig, from the campaign group: “Mr Waters was highly impressed with the beauty of the area and it’s surroundings. “He has stated that he will make a return journey at some point in the future and will also study in detail the information provided to him.”Last week the European Commission launched an investigation into Donegal County Council’s handling of the dispute, which has been running since 1989. JOURNALIST JOHN WATERS VISITS MOVILLE TO SEE SITE OF PLANNED SEWAGE PIPE was last modified: January 19th, 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:CarnagarveGreencastleIrish TimesJohn Watersmoville
All smiles at the 10k presentations at the Mt Errigal Hotel tonight. Photos Cristeph/Brian McDaidThe committee of the North West 10K last night handed over cheques for more than a cool €25,000 to two charities.Anne Doherty over the moon with €12,800 from the North West 10k which was presented to the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Fund at a function in the Mt Errigal Hotel last night. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidThe charities are the two beneficiaries from May’s race which once again attracted a huge crowd of runners and walkers onto the streets of Letterkenny.The two charities to benefit from this year’s event were Conwal Parish Church Restoration Fund and the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association. Both charities received €12,800 to go towards their projects.More than €600,000 has been raised by the North West 10K for many worthy charities over the years.All photos by kind permission of Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Studio.Mick Lagan and Treasa Mc Fadden receive €12,800 forLetterkenny Branch of Dyslexia Association from James Boyle, Chairman of the Northwest 10k Committee. Photo Cristeph/Brian Mc Daid NORTHWEST 10K SPLASH THE CASH TO DESERVING CHARITIES ONCE AGAIN was last modified: July 3rd, 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:charitiesdonegalNorthwest 10K
DDTV VIDEO: THEY stunned Kilcar with a stunning comeback in the county final – and today St Eunan’s did it again in the Ulster Championship against Warrenpoint.Warrenpoint (in blue) kick two points to go into a three-point lead only for St Eunan’s to score a goal with 30 seconds remaining and force extra-time. The Donegal champions won through in the end by 1-8 to 0-9.Eunan’s Lee McMonagle was named man of the match.Video from Jerome Quinn DDTV VIDEO: ST EUNAN’S U21s STUN WARRENPOINT WITH LATE LATE SHOW was last modified: January 10th, 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:St EunansUlster U21Warrenpoint
Tags: CECAFA Women’s Championship 2019crested cranesDjiboutiEthiopiafaridah bulegaFazilah IkwaputHassifah Nassuna The Crested Cranes won 13-0 in their first game. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2019Uganda vs EthiopiaChamazi Stadium, Dar es SalaamTuesday, 19-11-2019 @4:30pmThe Crested Cranes will be hoping to continue flying at the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship when they take on Ethiopia at the Chamazi Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.Faridah Bulega’s side annihilated Djibouti 13-0 in their opening game and will hope to add three more points to their Group B tally, against a decent Ethiopia side.The win on Sunday was straight forward and asked less questions of the Crested Cranes who were rampant from the word go.However, Ethiopia is one of the stronger sides in the competition and Bulega and her charges will need to be at their best that is if they will walk away with a second victory.The Crested Cranes will be expected to at least score goals against an Ethiopia side that lost 2-0 in their opening game against Kenya.With Juliet Nalukenge who helped herself to five goals on Sunday and the pair of Hassifah Nassuna and Fazila Ikwaput (scored a hattrick each), Bulega has players capable of finding the back of the net, at her disposal.Nalukenge has been in inspired form throughout the last couple of months. She was the top scorer at the recently concluded COSAFA Cup where she scored 18 goals.She will be the player to watch and the Kawempe Moslem striker is ready for the task ahead.“I scored five in the last game and hoping to continue on the same path, Nalukenge noted after Monday’s training session.“I for one, I am ready for the game against Ethiopia and hopefully I can help my team win.”Uganda is currently on top of Group B, level on points with Kenya but with a better goal difference.The other Group B game between Kenya and Djibouti will be played at the same venue at 2pm.Comments
Chelsea are set to confirm the return of Jose Mourinho.The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, will be in London today to finalise the deal.He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook