Liberian, 26, Missing in Ivory Coast

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first_imgA 26 year-old Liberian, identified as Jeremiah Yeamah, has reportedly gone missing in the Ivory Coast after he was allegedly arrested by Ivoirian security officers in the city of Daloa on charges of drug trafficking.According to his father Oldman Henry Yeamah, Jeremiah left Gbarlay, a border town in Liberia, sometime in June this year, and went to the Ivoirian border town of Seipleau, located between the towns of Binhouye and Touleplue to mine gold.After spending a few months in Seipleau, the young man was reportedly hired by another Ivoirian miner to mine gold in Kologo Region, northern Ivory Coast, where, according to his father, he resided for a couple of months with other Liberian friends who were hired by the same miner. Oldman Yeamah said he did not know where his son was arrested, but was informed that in November, his friends who traveled to Kologo returned to Liberia with the information that Jeremiah Yeamah was arrested along with some Ivoirians on November 20 at the checkpoint in Daloa for allegedly trafficking marijuana, a home-grown illegal drug.Mr. Yeamah, in tears, said he has made all efforts to locate his son in every part of Ivory Coast, but to no avail.“I have checked the prison centers in Danane and Man in western Ivory Coast, but he is not there and there is no information to ascertain his whereabouts.“My son doesn’t speak French. He went to Kologo to make a living as a casual miner under an Ivoirian miner, the same that happens around the border where Ivoirians come in when they observe mining activities taking place at the border,” he said.“Even if he committed a crime, his parents should be contacted or traced. My son has a woman with a child and they are currently living with me as we continue to search for him.”Gblarlay is located close to the border with the Ivory Coast, near the western Ivoirian towns of Binhouye and Guelalue (East of Liberia) along the main road to Touleplue.According to reports, there is a gold mining field in Seipleau Town on the Ivorian side of the border, where many Liberians cross to find work. The Ivoirians sometimes do the same when there is a gold rush anywhere along the border towns in Liberia. Residents at the border use the local radio station in Binhouye for radio communications, which makes it very easy to contact people in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

American Chamber of Commerce to boost Guyana/US trade relations – Chairman

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first_imgBy Vahnu ManikchandHaving recognised the increased interest in this country, especially since the discovery of oil offshore Guyana, a group of stakeholder companies have come together to form the American Chamber of Commerce-Guyana with the aim of enhancing trade and investment relations between Guyana and the United States, because they recognise the need for establishment of a Chamber of Commerce in this regard.Days after US Ambassador Perry Holloway had announced that the first ever American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) is operational, Guyana Times sat down with its Chairman, Zulifcar Ally, to learn more about the organisation.“It was a collective. We sat and discussed what are the pros and cons of setting up a Chamber in Guyana, and we felt that it was really needed,” Ally told this publication.AmCham offers businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, make new contacts, and transfer knowledge. It will also provide a platform for business, resource and advocacy support, as well as a medium for community involvement and social corporate responsibility.Ally explained that the Chamber is open to both local and US companies. In fact, he noted that even the chamber’s board is currently comprised of a dynamic mix of both.“Currently we have 16 members on the Board of Directors – companies ranging from ExxonMobil, Hess Corporation, Queens Atlantic Investment Inc, Corum Group, and we have some regional companies like Massy and Republic Bank Limited. There are also local companies like Red Entertainment and Nabi & Sons; and also Sol Guyana, who is currently part of the executive of the American Chamber of Commerce,” he stated.The other executive members are: GT&T; London House Chamber; National Milling Company (NAMILCO); Guyana Mariott; Ramps Logistics; MACORP, and Baker Hughes.With the American Chamber of Commerce existing in over 160 countries around the world, most of the companies that have joined and are interested in joining the Guyana branch are already members in other countries.AmCham is expected to address many of the bottlenecks that hinder effective trade relations between Guyana and the US. In fact, Ally noted that the Chamber will bring the expertise and have materials at hand to advice and guide members on ways to meet international standards via efficient and effective means.Moreover, the Chairman explained that the Chamber would also look to enhance and promote trade relations between the two countries.“We would like to create new opportunities and improve market access for (Guyanese) and American goods and services; it’s not one way, it’s both ways. We want to provide also an economic, social and policy platform for our members to come and to share ideas. A lot of networking would be involved between our members, both local and international, to see where there are avenues to create more business linkages as well. So it’s a great place to do networking, to meet investors, to grow your company, to grow your business, and to create opportunities and linkages as well,” Ally posited.He went on to say that, once operationalised following its August 13 launch, the Chamber would not only focus on building its member base, but also encourage and promote local small and start-up businesses and their products.“What these small companies can get from the chamber are contacts, partnership with other members who are doing the same thing; and there’ll be companies who’re coming looking to invest, so we will put them onto those persons who are here looking for investments in Guyana, for trade etc. So it’s a way of also promoting your business, getting access to markets that you would not have gotten – this is what the chamber would provide,” he stated.Further, Ally said the Chamber is in the process of formulating its work plan, which would include initiatives such as forums to help members enhance their marketing strategies and promote their products and services.“We would be inviting experts in various fields, not only in oil and gas, but in every sector in which trade occurs – to see how we can grow what’s here in Guyana, how best (we) can help small and medium size businesses to meet the standards that are required for them to grow their businesses. That would be one of our primary focus, that would see that executed as the Chamber moves along in the future,” the Chairman outlined.Companies interested in joining the American Chamber of Commerce-Guyana can make contact with Ally, Clairmont Cummings from Corum Group, from the Marriott Hotel, or any of the execute companies on the Board.last_img read more

GP man pleads guilty in hospital spy scandal

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first_imgA Grande Prairie man has pleaded guilty to voyeurism, in connection with a bathroom video-taping scandal. The Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune reports 30 year-old Blair Stouffer made the plea Wednesday in provincial court. A ten-year employee at the Q.E.II hospital, Stouffer is the second person to be picked up by police in the scandal, but the first to face formal charges. – Advertisement -The Herald-Tribune says he admits that he is the man seen in some of the footage, setting up the camera, in a bathroom at the Q.E.II hospital.  Before its discovery, the camera captured 70 videos of three different victims. Stouffer has been suspended with pay from the hospital, and will be sentenced on October 30th. Also on Wednesday, the paper reports a Leduc area man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, in a deadly crash in October of 2007. Advertisement The Herald-Tribune says 36 year-old Daniel Cartier was behind the wheel, when his vehicle rolled on a gravel road southwest of G.P. 25 year-old Jordan Robinson was killed in the accident, while another female passenger suffered a broken neck. Cartier will be sentenced on October 27th. Read the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune’s stories at http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATE – Win tickets and a meet and greet for Offspring

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first_imgCongratulations to Barbie Johnson who has won 4 tickets to the show and a chance to go back stage and meet the band.  Congratulations from all of us at Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement – Energeticcity.ca and the EnCana Events Centre want to give you a chance at tickets to the Offspring this Friday in Dawson Creek.The Offspring will be at the EnCana Events Centre in Dawson Creek June 25th. Tickets for this amazing show are available now by calling 1-877-339-TIXX. Enter all your info below and you could win a four tickets and go backstage and meet the band.  The grand prize draw will be made on Friday June 25th. last_img read more

Man City is like a spoilt kid! Premier League champions blasted by former star over Bony deal

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first_imgMick Channon has slammed Manchester City’s signing of Wilfried Bony.The Premier League champions swooped to land the Ivorian from Swansea on Wednesday in a deal that could be worth up to £28million.But it is not a move that Channon supports, with the former City star seeing little point in splashing out such big money on a striker when they already boast such strong options in that area.“Football is getting a bit sad,” said Channon, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He is not a bad player, Bony, but for God’s sake, £30million? They are like spoilt kids – they have got to have all the candies in the shop.”Channon now wants action to be taken to stop free-spending clubs like City from ‘collecting’ stars.City are being tipped to turn their attention to a world record deal for Lionel Messi next, and Channon said: “The FA have got to say ‘come on’. Once you have got your team together, I think it is ridiculous these big clubs can go and spend [so much money ] and bring Messi in and win the championship – big deal.“Someone has got to stand up and say something about it one day. If you are a signed player, that is your team for a couple of years or until your contract runs out.”last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT SHORT-LISTED FOR TOP DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD

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first_imgA Buncrana student has been named on the shortlist for a hugely prestigious digital media award.Claire McNeilis, a final year student of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway, has been named on the shortlist of the Best-in-Show 2011 competition organised by The Digital Hub.Her website project – SpellingRules.ie is shortlisted under the Multimedia category. Claire,  a past pupil of Crana College, developed and designed the website to explore the use of digital interactive media and computer games in literacy teaching, with regard specifically to children with dyslexia.The website demonstrates that interactive media can be used to help children with dyslexia to learn spelling rules in a way that is primarily self-directed and enjoyable.The use of games to reinforce the content suggests that exploiting the inherently motivational nature of computer games to help children to learn is a viable possibility not only for literacy instruction, but any subject.Dr Rod Stoneman, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media congratulated Claire on her achievement. “We are thrilled for Claire and highly commend her work. In this shortlisted project, Claire highlights the way that, at present, spelling rules tend to be taught in a classroom setting in a way that is not necessarily accessible for the dyslexic student.“Her computer application explains spelling rules, presents them in a way specifically designed for dyslexic users, and allows them to practise the rules in a simple computer game may help dyslexic students to learn and retain existing grammatical rules.”Claire explained her motivation for the project.“While computers can be used to teach material as effectively as teachers, there is not currently an effective, age-appropriate, affordable computer-based application which helps students with dyslexia to learn spelling rules.“Thus, it was undertaken to design such an application with the intention of hosting it online and making it freely available. The product teaches spelling rules in a way that is accessible specifically to people with dyslexia. “It combines audio with written words (many of the problems that dyslexic people have with reading and spelling stem from a phonological processing deficit).”The final product demonstrates that interactive media can be used to help children with dyslexia to learn spelling rules in a way that is primarily enjoyable and self-directed.The use of games to reinforce the content suggests that exploiting the inherently motivational nature of computer games to help children to learn is a viable possibility not only for literacy instruction, but any subject.McNeilis added: “The games have different levels for different abilities. The experience is more like games than lessons. The games include an inbuilt reward system. The product includes multiple examples of the rules in action and is aimed at learners aged between 8 and 14 years.” The shortlist is currently under evaluation and the overall winner will be announced on 14 September 2011.Details of the shortlist is available at Best-in-Show 2011Click here to visit SpellingRules.ieEndsDONEGAL STUDENT SHORT-LISTED FOR TOP DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD was last modified: August 18th, 2011 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:Claire McNeilisNUI Galwaylast_img read more

‘We’d do the quadruple’ – Liverpool fans go crazy over transfer news

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first_img silverware ALTERED Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? NEW ERA Seen Dybala rumours on the TL, no high hopes at all, but just IMAGINE. Salah, Firmino, Mane, Fabinho, Keita, Dybala, possibly Shaqiri & Fekir… We’d do the quadruple.— Jay (@AllezLiverpool) July 5, 2018 Do we have the £ for Dybala? YesDo we have a team he’d want to join? YesDo we need that type of player? Yes Do we have a manager to persuade that type of player? YesDo Juve have someone lined up who could replace him? YesDoes he fit of transfer model? YesJust saying— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) July 5, 2018 Latest Premier League news As if Liverpool supporters hadn’t had enough excitement for one summer, they’re now being linked with a bid for Paulo Dybala.Not content with landing Naby Keita From RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco in deals worth a combined £96million, and a failed bid for Nabil Fekir, they’re now looking at bringing in the Juventus and Argentina attacking midfielder. Oh my goodness. I’ll die if this Dybala news is real— Redzi Arya Pratama (@RedziAP) July 5, 2018 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Have we signed Dybala yet?— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) July 5, 2018 Me, diving down down the Dybala rabbit hole before James Pearce says we have no interest pic.twitter.com/DuxoaBfXpg— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) July 5, 2018 Just wondering if Paulo Dybala would be as highly-rated if he was called Paul Dibble. The answer is yes, because he’s incredible.Sign him up, Liverpool.— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) July 5, 2018You can listen to live commentary of Sweden vs England on talkSPORT, Saturday from 3pm. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Me: Not a hope in hell Liverpool sign Dybala.Also me….. pic.twitter.com/tphzEUFETH— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) July 5, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 1center_img who plays? If you think I’m going to believe an unreliable Italian source linking us to Dybala, then you’re absolutely right.— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 5, 2018 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Leaked Announcement Photo of Dybala#LFC pic.twitter.com/JlpuLn3wKe— Naby Keita (@Naby_Keita8) July 6, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal Liverpool want some lad from Juventus…… it’s Dybala. pic.twitter.com/TUABwlHWyW— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) July 5, 2018 gameday Not believing the Dybala links for a second. Translation: I’m going to get very excited at the prospect and wait for the inevitable let down.— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) July 5, 2018 predicted MAKE US DREAM…🔴#DYBALA pic.twitter.com/bhkPxEPIRx— LFC BELIEVER (@King47Ynwa) July 6, 2018 possible standings The 24-year-old has starred in Italy but could be on the move with Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly set to join the Old Lady in an £88million transfer.According to the report from TMW, there is willingness to do a deal from the player but whether Juve will want to lose such a talented player remains to be seen.But even at this initial stage Liverpool fans can’t contain their excitement, no matter how hard they try – and who can blame them? Check out what they have been saying on Twitter below. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED Refuse to believe any of the Dybala rumours.Also me.. pic.twitter.com/vI7wa5D4WU— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) July 6, 2018 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

In Hurricane Sandy’s Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

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first_imgOf the many things that were hard about watching Hurricane Sandy from the West Coast, the worst for me was how easy it would have been to stop watching. But I couldn’t make myself turn off the Internet. I watched with my eyes wide open. And I’m glad I did, because I found ways to help.Twitter is such a visceral force during an emergency like this. You can feel the fear swelling and the storm rushing in. It’s distracting. It’s stressful. But if it’s too much, you can lock your phone and go for a walk, and it’s 68 degrees and sunny out. And ahh, doesn’t it feel good to be off the grid, back in real life?The Internet had a dark side during the hurricane, and it was easy to get sucked in. So many fake photos went viral that pros had to work hard to sort them out. Stupid trolls tweeted false information in a time of crisis, tricking journalists and social media managers into sharing it. It was gross.The real news was bad enough. It was gut-wrenching to watch. I saw strangers and dear friends in trouble, and it was hard to concentrate on my airy Bay Area responsibilities. But I’m no good at disconnecting when something major is happening.Appreciating The Simple ThingsAs the storm churned on, I started to see a new thread emerge from people in New York and other storm-stricken places. I realize it’s not representative of everybody, and I know that the very ability to tweet something like this means that the tweeter got very lucky compared to people in Staten Island or Red Hook whose neighborhoods were destroyed. But more and more people in my streams started expressing their appreciation for the forced disconnection from the media madness. Then we began to organize. The Twitter channel @OccupySandy began to appear in my timeline. Occupy, that wayward, ground-up movement to fix our society, suddenly had a bright and worthy cause. I watched as the East Coast people in my life found help and found ways to help.And then then off-of-the-Internet, into-the-streets spirit started to spread westward. Leah Reich announced a Red Cross blood drive in San Francisco that she, Heathar Champ, and Amber Costley are working to turn into a grand campaign with its own website. Now, thanks to their initiative, I can do more to help than retweet and blog. I can give actual blood from my body.I have my reservations about being too wired in to virtual worlds, but all in all, after the too-real devastation of Hurricane Sandy, I’d say the Internet did a pretty good job.Lead image via @OccupySandy Tags:#hurricane sandy#Pause#social media Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit jon mitchell Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts last_img read more

Forest Dept.’s decision to trim trees violates its own guidelines

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first_imgThe State Forest Department’s decision to carry out trimming of trees in a sprawling area of about 55,000 square metres in Darjeeling district in alleged violation of the guidelines and Supreme Court order has generated concern within the Department. A letter issued by the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Silviculture (Hills) Division in Darjeeling noted that “silviculture thinning” is “being undertaken by the Research Division”. Silviculture is done in a plantation to ensure growth of trees but the rules are being violated.Denying the allegation, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) N.K Pandey said that “no silvicultural thinning operations were undertaken” in the area. The DFO’s letter prompted a senior Forest Department official to write to Mr. Pande where she claimed that the Department was violating regulations for scientific management of forests and a Supreme Court order. Scheduled time The official also pointed out that the thinning or trimming of trees in the Kurseong Forest Division was not conducted in the scheduled time — when the trees were 30-year-old — but instead the operations were to be carried out when the trees are about 50 to 51 years old. She described the decision as “major deviation from the Working Plan prescription”. “Such disguised commercial thinning/felling of timber stage trees during the 51st year is against the objective of thinning and scientific management of plantation forests in high altitude areas and the orders passed by the Honourable Supreme Court regarding silviculture operations. It is therefore requested that a detailed enquiry into such operations in older plantations at high altitude areas should be undertaken urgently,” Minakshi Prasad, Deputy Conservator of Forests, said in her letter, a copy of which is with The Hindu. According to the State government’s sixth working Plan (Volume II) for the Forest of Kurseong Sub-Division thinning of trees can only be undertaken during the 10th, 15th and 20th year of their lives.last_img read more

Manchester City vs West Brom: Manuel Pellegrini hails David Silva after 3-0 win

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first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed an “unbelievable” performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Monday and said he would look to strengthen his squad further.Spain international Silva was at his scintillating best, pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Yaya Toure as City cruised to victory.”It is very important to start the season with a win and to win in the way we did — scoring goals and playing as a very consistent team without giving West Brom any real chances to score — is pleasing,” Pellegrini said in an interview posted on Manchester City’s website (www.mcfc.co.uk).”I enjoy seeing technical players play well. David really played well — especially in the first-half. It was an unbelievable performance. He did not make any mistakes.”Toure scores twice Toure, who scored twice, showed the sort of form that has helped him propel City to two league titles in the past four seasons.The Ivorian’s blend of power and pace proved the perfect complement to Silva’s brand of slick passing. And with Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas stretching the play out wide, City dominated from start to finish.Sterling debut Pellegrini was also satisfied with Sterling’s competitive debut.City’s 49 million pound ($76 million) man provided the energy that was sometimes lacking last season and came close to marking his first league appearance with a goal.”He had two clear chances to score but he is starting at a new club with new teammates with a different way of playing,” Pellegrini said.advertisement”It might not be his best performance but I think he played in a good way.”The Chilean said he was still looking to strengthen his squad.”If we can, we must have a stronger squad because we must play four competitions,” Pellegrini was quoted as saying in British media reports.”There are a lot of games so we can do it and if we can bring in players that will improve our squad, we will try to do it,” he added.last_img read more