Deacon Sneh Wants Liberia Return to “Original Foundation”

first_imgDeacon Koon Teah Sneh – Advertisement – Deacon Koon Teah Sneh, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 3rd Providence Baptist Church in Logan Town, Bushrod Island has stressed the need for the nation to return to its “original foundation for success and prosperity.”Sneh observed that since 1980, there was a turning point in the history of the nation, which he said opened doors to “lawlessness, disrespect to human dignity, disobedience, fearlessness, greed, corruption and murder.He there lamented the alteration of the original source of law in which the foundation of the nation was specified.He said the 1986 Constitution was a clear indication that Liberia was taken from the “hand of God, and placed into Satan domain by declaring it a secular state.”Deacon Sneh said since then, “strange events have been occurring in the lives of the people of Liberia.He named some to be past invasions, civil wars, constant bloody violence, Ebola virus disease (EVD), armed robbery, systemic corruption and disobedience to constitutional authority.“It is a curse to give something to the glory of God and later retrieve it from God to Satan. So, Liberia was given to Christ and retrieved from Christ,” Sneh said.Meanwhile, Deacon Sneh is appealing to national leaders to lead in a godly manner with love and fear of God.He said the livelihood of citizens should be national priorities. As such, Sneh wants religious leaders to teach the truth of God’s word in preparation of the country’s future generation.Deacon Sneh believes that in the absence of religious teaching, the country is slipping from its original foundation, which was godliness and Christian principles.“The founding fathers of this nation built it on said order that could develop and bring total liberty, peace and joy to all Africans. Therefore, the nation developed such characteristic as its national norm and practice,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more

Wilson, Keane and Zaha to start for Man United?

first_img Man United striker James Wilson 1 Manchester United are in the League Cup second round draw for the first time in nearly 20 years tonight.The last time United played in this stage of the competition was the 1995/96 season. Back then York City upset David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and co. by winning 3-0 at Old Trafford and 4-3 over two legs.Last season the club failed to qualify for Champions League or the Europa League when they finished seventh, so find themselves in the Capital One hat along with unseeded lower league opposition and other Premier League clubs not competing in Europe as well as the top 12 Football League Clubs still in the competition. Teams they could face include Oxford United, Port Vale and Rotherham.Defending champions and rivals Man City will enter the draw in the next round with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and Hull.However, a cup run could be just the platform James Wilson, Will Keane, Wilfried Zaha and other promising youngsters need to play their way into first team contention, as manager Louis van Gaal’s team challenge on all fronts. Keane and Zaha have featured in pre-season, but are being linked with loan moves away, while last season James Wilson burst onto the scene with two goals on his first team debut.The Capital One Cup draw will be made after the match between Cardiff and Coventry.Seeded teams and draw Numbers1. AFC Bournemouth2. Aston Villa3. Bolton Wanderers4. Brighton & Hove Albion5. Burnley6. Crystal Palace7. Derby County8. Fulham9. Leeds United10. Leicester City11. Manchester United12. Middlesbrough13. Newcastle United14. Norwich City15. Nottingham Forest16. Queens Park Rangers17. Reading18. Southampton19. Stoke City20. Sunderland21. Swansea City22. Watford23. West Bromwich Albion24. West Ham United25. Cardiff City or Sheffield Wednesday**If Cardiff City win, Sheffield Wednesday will be added to the UNSEEDED list.Unseeded teamsBirmingham CityBradford CityBrentfordBurton AlbionCharlton AthleticCrawley TownCrewe AlexandraDoncaster RoversGillinghamHuddersfield TownLeyton OrientMillwallMilton Keynes DonsNorthampton TownOxford UnitedPort ValePortsmouthPreston North EndRotherham UnitedScunthorpe UnitedShrewsbury TownSwindon TownWalsallSheffield United / Mansfield TownSheffield Wednesday or Coventry City**** If Coventry City beat Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday are added to the SEEDED list.last_img read more

Bayern Munich won’t sell Thomas Muller to Man United, talkSPORT told

first_imgGerman football expert Raf Honigstein claims Thomas Muller will stay at Bayern Munich this summer – because there would be riots if the Bundesliga giants sold the striker to Manchester United.The World Cup winner has been linked with a move to the Red Devils, who have reportedly seen a €100million bid rejected by Munich.Teammate Philipp Lahm admitted on Tuesday ‘things can happen very quickly in football’, heightening speculation the 25-year-old could move to the Premier League in the transfer window.But, speaking to talkSPORT, Hongistein believes the four-time Bundesliga winner will NOT end up at Old Trafford next season.“I don’t think there’s any realistic chance Bayern Munich will let Thomas Muller leave,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs.“There’s even a suggestion that the latest bid from Manchester United was leaked by Bayern, just to say, ‘we are Bayern, the bids are coming in and we are saying no regardless’.“If there was something serious going on they would be very careful to keep it quiet because politically it’s dynamite. If they let Muller go, there would be riots in the streets of Munich.”last_img read more

DONEGAL AIRPORT GIVEN QUALITY MANAGEMENT APPROVAL!

first_imgDonegal Airport has been Accredited ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification and has done so with flying colours.This International Quality Management Standard compliments the Airports International Aviation Standards already in place and confirms Donegal Airport’s drive for Excellence.The project was supported by B. Murray Consultancy Services. The Accreditation Agency was QAS delivered though Dublin based IMSM. Pictured Left to Right are Pauline Sweeney, Marketing Manager, Anne Bonner, Managing Director, Breandán Ó Baoill, Head Air Traffic Controller and ISO Management Representative Brian Murray,  Accreditation Consultant, Eilis Barrett, Operations ManagerDONEGAL AIRPORT GIVEN QUALITY MANAGEMENT APPROVAL! was last modified: June 8th, 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) Tags:carrickfinDonegal Airportlast_img read more

WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA wheelchair user attacked a Garda after he was stopped for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.Thomas Scarlett, 34, punched a Garda in the stomach and then threw himself out of his wheelchair twice after being taken to Letterkenny Garda station. Gardai Elaine Gordon and and Paul McGee were tipped off that Scarlett had been drinking in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny before driving off.They stopped Scarlett, 34, in his specially-adapted car at Drumbarnett Lower, Manorcunningham on September 11th, 2012.Garda Gordon said she immediately smelled alcohol from Scarlett who became very abusive.He began shouting obscenities at the officers and then punched Garda Gordon in the stomach when he was being helped out of his car.He then refused to get out of the Garda patrol car when taken to Letterkenny Garda station and acknowledge the member in charge.When he was taken into the station he threw him out of his wheelchair twice and then complained of a sore back.Scarlett, of 7 Ballinagard Crescent, Culmore, Derry, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but he refused to be treated.He was then taken back to Letterkenny Garda station but was abusive to ambulance personnel on the way back.He eventually undertook a breath test where a reading of 52micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded.Judge Paul Kelly asked was Scarlett going to be permanently in a wheelchair and he was told he was after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.He was fined €250 and disqualified from driving for two years.WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: March 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyThomas Scarlettwheelchairlast_img read more

DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUND

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has expressed his disappointment that, one year after the announcement of the Strategic Investment Fund, the government has failed to legislate for its implementation.During an exchange in the Dáil An Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Deputy Doherty that he is unaware when the legislation will be brought forward.Speaking afterwards Deputy Doherty said: “This is an astonishing admission from the Taoiseach. The Strategic Investment Fund, announced just one year ago last week, was to provide funds from the National Pension Reserve Fund for investment in the economy, provide capital for small and medium enterprises and the creation of jobs yet the Taoiseach cannot even tell me when the legislation to give effect to the fund will be tabled. “Compare this to the eagerness with which the government can legislate for things such as the household charge or cuts to social welfare and we can clearly see where this government’s priorities lie.”  DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUND was last modified: October 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL TD ACCUSES TAOISEACH OF BUNGLING OVER INVESTMENT FUNDlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Falls In Final Seconds At Illinois State

first_img Full Schedule Roster Story Links Box Score (HTML) The Drake University men’s basketball team erased a 13-point first-half deficit before Illinois State rallied back in the final minute to defeat the Bulldogs, 67-60, Sunday afternoon at Redbird Arena to snap the Bulldogs’ four-game win streak.Despite the loss, Drake remained in a tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings as fellow first-place team Loyola also lost Sunday.”It came down the wire again,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “We weren’t quite ourselves in the first half, but came back in the second half, competed hard and did a nice job getting the game even. Down the stretch, we weren’t able to convert on some opportunities and they had some guys make some big plays.”Drake (21-8, 10-6 MVC) senior Nick McGlynn narrowly missed another double-double as he led the Bulldogs with 18 points and nine rebounds. Tremell Murphy added 13 points while Brady Ellingson continued his torrid three-point shooting with three second-half three-pointers to help the Bulldogs erase their halftime deficit. Anthony Murphy also added nine rebounds and four assists.Illinois State (15-14, 8-8 MVC) earned the season sweep of the Bulldogs thanks to 21 points and eight rebounds from Milik Yarbrough and 14 points and nine rebounds from Phil Fayne.Drake opened the second half on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 33-33 on a D.J. Wilkins three-pointer with 17:42 left in the game and would hold ISU scoreless for the first five minutes of the half. “I thought we played more aggressively. We wanted to get our transition game going and be in attack mode,” DeVries said. “I thought our tenacity was better to start the second half. The Bulldogs had multiple opportunities to claim the lead, but Illinois State answered each charge until Drake took its first lead, 52-52, on a basket from McGlynn with 5:21 left. However, a pair of three-pointers from William Tinsley twice re-established the Illinois State lead including with 1:41 left at 61-59. “I thought we had some good momentum going and thought we could have built on that,” DeVries added.”It really comes down to which team can make the most big plays down the stretch.Drake remained within two points until the final 20 seconds when ISU fouled Drake to send the Bulldogs to the line. Unfortunately, the front end of the one-and-one was missed and the Redbirds collected the rebound and proceeded to make enough free throws to close the game on a 9-1 run to defeat the Bulldogs.The Bulldogs return to action Wednesday, Feb. 27, to close out their home season at 7 p.m. against Indiana State. The program will also honor its three seniors prior to the start of the game. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Mediacom MC22/ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live Indiana State 2/27/2019 – 7 p.m. Next Game: Box Score (PDF) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Warriors’ Kevin Durant on reports of his interest in Knicks: “I have no clue where that stuff comes from”

first_imgPresuming that he opts out of his $31-million player option, where will Durant sign as a free agent next summer? That inquiry had a new twist, … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — Kevin Durant knew the questions were coming, even before he sat in the interview chair. After all, the questions have remained the topic of conversation throughout his 2018-19 season with the Warriors.last_img read more

Tourism month kicks off in SA

first_imgThe iconic Table Mountain is a populartourist attraction. Tourism month aimsto encourage more South Africansto visit local destinations. September’s sunny skies and magnificent scenery don’t only mean springtime in South Africa – they also herald the start of a 30-day drive to boost domestic tourism in the country.Kicking off the campaign in Newtown, Johannesburg, on 27 August 2009, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said, “By travelling at home, South Africans contribute meaningfully to the tourism industry and its competitiveness, as well as to local economic growth and job creation.“Domestic and regional tourism is the backbone of a sustainable and robust tourism industry,” he added.According to the minister, the industry is booming in South Africa. In 2008 there were 42.5-million tourists in the country, of which 32.9-million, or 77%, were local. This helped the industry contribute R25.8-billion (US$3.3-billion) to the national GDP, an increase of 29% from the R20-billion ($2.6-billion) generated in 2007.Tourism also constitutes about 7% of employment in South Africa, both directly and indirectly.Sho’t left around the countryAt the tourism month launch in Newtown Van Schalkwyk unveiled the Sho’t Left billboard campaign, which aims to creatively motivate South Africans to travel within their own country.Relaunched in August 2007 by the government-funded body SA Tourism, the Sho’t Left drive aims to promote a culture of local holiday travel, targeting ordinary South Africans and their families who have a desire to see more of the country but don’t know where to go.“Sho’t Left” is derived from everyday South African “taxi lingo”. A commuter wanting a ride to a destination close by will say “Sho’t left, driva” – meaning, I want to jump off just around the corner.The 10 billboards, worth more than R2-million ($258 712), have been strategically placed around Gauteng province – the economic powerhouse of South Africa identified as the greatest source of domestic tourists.“As you travel your own country, you learn more about its diversity and tourism offerings. You also help to improve service levels and the competitiveness of the industry as a whole. This in turn makes all of us better hosts for regional and foreign visitors,” Van Schalkwyk said.“We are less than 300 days away from the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and now is the time for all of us to contribute in every way we can to make sure we offer the world an unmatched experience in our fantastic country.The minister announced that as part of the Sho’t Left campaign, SA Tourism has entered into a new deal with hotel groups, airlines and travel agencies to offer South Africans affordable rates when visiting local destinations.SA Tourism’s new partners include the Peermont Hotel group, Flight Centre travel agency and Computicket Travel booking centre.Celebrating diversitySouth Africa’s month-long drive will be wrapped on 27 September with the celebration of the annual World Tourism Day.For the past 30 years The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has used this day to raise global awareness about the important role that tourism can play, both socially and economically.This year’s theme for World Tourism Day is “Celebrating Diversity”, which explores cultural wealth and the importance of sustainable tourism in ensuring that local traditions thrive alongside those of other cultures.In South Africa, the Department of Tourism will put on celebrations in Kimberley in the Northern Cape province on 29 September.A fitting host for these celebrations, the Northern Cape is firmly committed to developing tourism.In 2008, in a bid to boost economic development, small tourism enterprise development, and job creation, the Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation commissioned a tourism resource audit to develop and promote tourism within the province.The project aims to use information generated through surveys as a guiding a process whereby tourism businesses and attractions are clustered together, creating attractive regionalised tourism spread out across the province.Kimberley is synonymous with diamond mining in South Africa, which took off in 1871 and lead to unprecedented growth within the province.The town is known for its “Big Hole” – a tourist attraction in its own right – which, ironically, began as a small hill rich in diamonds, known as Colesberg Koppie.From the late 1800s until 1914 miners tirelessly toiled to remove some 25-million tons of earth from the site, turning the hill into a crater.An observation platform erected close to the site nowadays provides a good view of the “Big Hole”, which is about 365m deep and covers an area close on 15,5 hectares. During its productive years it yielded about 14.5-million carats of diamonds.De Beers, the world’s largest diamond-mining firm with operations now spread across the world, was founded in Kimberley and still has a prominent base in the town.Jumping on the tourism bandwagonSmaller tourism bodies across the country have also lent their support to tourism month by planning a range of special events.In Grahamstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape province made famous by its annual National Arts Festival, the local tourism office, Makana Tourism, is working hard to offer a number of exciting activities during September.“People forget that apart from providing information to tourists and marketing the area to potential tourists, the best tourists are the locals,” said Makana tourism director Willem Makkink, speaking to the town’s online portal Grahamstown.“We are planning a series of tours that will showcase the area. We hope to teach the residents of Makana [the name of the greater municipality incorporating Grahamstown] about the myriad of attractions and activities that are to be found here. We are planning tours of the town, the surrounding villages and sites, and the game reserves,” he said.In keeping with the theme of diversity, Cape Town in the Western Cape province will promote its melting pot of cultures and breathtaking scenery during tourism month through its “My Cape Town” campaign.This will incorporate a series of mini-profile documentaries which will explore the lives of people who live in Cape Town, and why they love the city. Local station Cape Town TV will flight these profiles at various times during the month.The city is also offering a photo competition during September, whereby residents are encouraged to take snaps of the sites that best embody the phrase, “This is the Cape Town I want the world to see”. Budding photographers can submit their entries via www.capetown.travel/worldtourismmonth and stand a chance of winning a cash prize of R15 000 ($2 000).In addition to being tourism month, September also marks a celebration of South Africa’s rich and diverse heritage. While Heritage Day is officially observed every year on 24 September, various relevant activities take place throughout the month, in the form of music, dance, arts and crafts, and literature.This year celebrations take place under the theme “Celebrating South African craft, our heritage”. In keeping with this year’s theme, the fourth World Summit on Arts and Culture will take place in Johannesburg from 22 to 25 September 2009, and will see crafters from across the world gathering there to discuss issues pertinent to the industry.last_img read more