U.S. Builds 3rd Ebola Treatment Center in Bassa

first_imgIn support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the United States Government, through the U. S. Army Engineers, has completed its third Ebola Treatment Unit in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Speaking at the tour of the new facility last Friday, Major General Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division, explained that, this is the first Ebola treatment unit built completely by the U.S. Army Engineers to help in caring for Ebola patients.Maj. Gen. Volesky explained that the facility has the capacity of 100 beds.  The construction lasted 23 days with the materials being procured both locally and abroad.He expressed gratitude to the Own Your Own community for their collaboration with the U.S. Army and support in the construction of the Ebola treatment unit.According to Maj. Gen. Volesky, “Three of the Ebola treatment units have been completed, including Bomi, Tubmanburg city, Sinje in  Grand Cape Mount, and this one in Buchanan,  Grand Bassa.  A total of 17 Ebola units are expected to be built across Liberia.”Also speaking, the Head of Ebola Disaster Assistant Response Team (DART) from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mia Beers, said they are currently working to ensure the first 15 Ebola treatment units are built across Liberia. She explained that due to the nature of the epidemic in Liberia, the U.S. Government is focusing on building the first 15 units but will make sure that ETUs are in all of the counties to support the fight against Ebola.“We want to make sure that these Ebola treatment units are built in the 15 counties to help access rural areas and make sure that we follow  the transmission of the outbreak in all parts of Liberia and be able to fight it.”Ms. Beers said they are working with the Government of Liberia,  especially with the new strategies of fighting Ebola with emphasis on rural areas on how to put in place mechanisms to  contain the virus.She further explained that the most important thing is to have a rapid team out there working with county officials to ensure that every county can respond as quickly as possible to any outbreak in the area.She continued, “We have different ETU plans in the Southeast, including Fish Town, Greenville, River Cess, most importantly to look at health strategizes in the various counties in the fight against Ebola.  Rapid teams can really help us in the process. We are chasing after the suspected cases also in the southeastern areas, because they are hard to reach. “We are getting the rapid team setups from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the various county officials, and other partners as well as air transport to handle these cases.”The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brig/Gen Daniel Ziankahn, said they are working in collaboration with the U.S. Army in supporting the fight against the Ebola virus, including the construction of Ebola Treatment Units across 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

APNU/AFC amended contract a frontal attack on Private Sector

first_imgCJIA’s US0M Expansion Project…Guyanese taxpayers to repay loan now creating jobs in Suriname – Sase SinghAn an environment where the Administration has failed to deliver on its promises to provide jobs for young people, it is now caught in a situation where taxpayers will be forced to repay the largest loan in recent history, but the jobs being created have now been shifted to neighbouring Suriname.This was the observation made by former Alliance For Change (AFC) economist Sasenarine Singh, who in a recent missive to the media lambasted the Administration along with his former colleague now Business Minister Dominic Gaskin over the disclosure that 300,000 tonnes of stones will be imported from Suriname – bypassing local suppliers – for the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project.“This situation demands a forensic audit and even a project audit from the Office of the Auditor General…This contract is a frontal attack on the Guyanese Private Sector.”The former AFC economist has since labelled the actions by the controversial Chinese contractor in cohort with the A Partnership for National Unity/AFC Government as a “giveaway of our wealth”.Singh has since queried, “What a greater giveaway of our wealth is there than to take decisions that will destroy our internal wealth creation capacity by lifting all of that potential into a foreign land?”He suggested that the situation represented nothing, but developmental disparity: “we pay and Suriname plays”.Team GuyanaAccording to Singh, “what the (David) Granger Administration has done with this airport contract was to have kept Team Guyana on the bench as spectators to the game, when by right we have the talent, the material and the ability to produce every stone needed for our national airport”.He was referring to the fact that it was the current Administration which had halted the Expansion Project when it took office, and renegotiated and amended the contract.Singh said the Business Minister was wrong, reiterating that the contract was “a frontal attack on the Guyanese Private Sector”.“The children of Guyanese taxpayers will be asked to pay back a loan to China in the future, but that same loan was creating new jobs in Suriname rather than in Guyana in an industry where we have a core competence locally,” he declared.The economist made his position known in a recent public missive and said, “Here is another situation where the Granger Administration is clearly out to lunch on the big developmental issues.”Govt powerlessHe was at the time responding to statements made by the Business Minister that the Government was essentially powerless to prevent China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), the contractor on the project, from importing crushed stones from Suriname.“To add to that pitiable performance, he (Gaskin) then went on to say why this is the case by saying that due to the contractual agreement between the Government and CHEC, the State cannot prevent the contracting firm from importing 300,000 tonnes of stones… I say this is too much from Minister Gaskin,” the former AFC member stated.Singh had prefaced his observation by firstly crediting the now Business Minister with his stewardship of the AFC’s finances during the 2011 elections campaign.According to Singh, “He (Gaskin) was extremely consistent in his demand for full accountability from all the field staff then… So in 2011, I was proud of his work, but clearly, as Minister of Business, he has lost his way.”He lambasted the Business Minister for also conceding in the local press that “no new investment proposal has yet borne fruit” after 16 months under his watch.“Minister Gaskin is making these statements in an environment where the Granger Administration has not delivered on its promise to create new jobs for young people,” Singh lamented.“When will this national burden subside, where we continue to create too few new jobs all because of an overwhelming deformity of strategic thinking in the public service and reckless public statements from most of our Ministers, with very few exceptions.”He added, “Can you imagine that the biggest contract that is being implemented under Team Granger that was incubated under Team Jagdeo is working to serve the State of Suriname rather than the State of Guyana and we talk about territorial integrity?”last_img read more

Sprague bumps way up

first_img“To win Daytona was an absolute shock,” Sprague said. “It’s huge for everybody involved. I knew Toyota would win at Daytona. I wasn’t sure Jack Sprague would.” Pole-sitter Sprague and fellow Toyota driver Johnny Benson teamed up to close the gap on Travis Kvapil coming off the final turn. Benson slammed into Sprague, sending him shooting to the outside while Benson dropped below the yellow line – a move NASCAR reviewed and deemed legal – to make it a three-truck race to the line. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jack Sprague created two milestones with one move. Sprague used a dramatic pass on the final lap Friday night to win his first race at Daytona International Speedway and give Toyota its first victory at NASCAR’s most famous track. Sprague edged Benson, claiming the season-opening Craftsman Truck series race. Kvapil was third. “I can’t believe I won Daytona,” Sprague said. “This is by far the best race I’ve ever won.” He knew he had Benson to thank for that. In fact, his crew did just that, going over to Benson’s truck to thank him personally. “He hit me so hard coming off (turn) four my teeth came out,” Sprague said. “If it wasn’t for him hitting me like he did, we would have never won this race.” Toyota made its NASCAR debut three years ago in the truck series. The foreign automaker finished second at Daytona in 2004, third in 2005 and claimed spots two through five last year. center_img Now, Toyota has made it to Victory Lane. Sprague, Benson and defending series champion Todd Bodine agreed on the final caution to stay out instead of changing tires, get in line and move to the front. Kvapil, driving a Ford, nearly spoiled the plan. He took the lead on the restart with six laps to go and pulled several truck lengths out front. But the Toyota teammates ran him down coming out of the final turn and blew by as they approached the checkered flag. Sprague edged Benson and Kvapil in what might end up being the closest race of Speedweeks. Aric Almirola outran Jason Leffler to grab his second NASCAR Busch Series pole in his 10th attempt – and this time he’ll race, too. The 22-year-old Hispanic driver won his first pole last June in Milwaukee, sitting in for Nextel Cup star Denny Hamlin, who was qualifying the same day in Sonoma Hamlin flew back in time to run the Wisconsin race, and Almirola, a graduate of the diversity program started in 2003 by Joe Gibbs Racing and late football star Reggie White, had to watch from pit road. When team president J.D. Gibbs came up to congratulate Almirola on Friday, the youngster had one question: “I get to drive this time, right boss?”‘ Almirola set the bar high early turning a fast lap of 183.741 mph on a cold, windy afternoon. Then Almirola, who grew up in Tampa, Fla., watched while driver after driver took a shot at the top spot. “It was nerve-racking,” he said. “I’m sure I won’t get very much sleep tonight, and I’m sure I’ll be nervous tomorrow. But, when we take the green flag, I’m a rookie, but I’m no different than anybody else out there.” 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


first_imgThe amazing story of a WW2 spitfire ditched in a bog in Inishowen will be told on BBC One television next Monday.The story is part of a three part series ‘Dig WW2 with Dan Snow’ which investigates the history of the second world war.And the story of Bud Wolfe, the American pilot who ditched his spitfire in remote Inishowen, will be part of the first programme. The fascinating story will see Snow interview local experts as they carry out the delicate operation of digging the spitfire from the bog.It will also show how experts were able to piece back together one of the original machine guns from the war plane and fire it again.Dig WW2 with Dan Snow will be shown next Monday at 9pm on BBC One.Advertisement  DONEGAL’S AMAZING SPITFIRE STORY FINALLY COMES TO OUR SCREENS was last modified: May 9th, 2012 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:BBCInishowenWW2 Diglast_img read more


first_imgShe has popped a thousand champagne corks, launched many glittering careers and raised thousands for charity in the process.And today Donegal’s only social diarist hangs up her notebook.Gabrielle McMonagle made countless friends with her famous Gabrielle’s Diary in the Donegal People’s Press/Democrat. After seven years she has decided to take a break after leaving the paper.But like most good social diarists, you just never know where she will turn up!The next time you’re out at a function and a flashbulb goes off, remember you may have been caught on camera!The best of luck in whatever you decide to do Gabrielle. HERE’S ONE FOR YOUR ‘DIARY’ – GABRIELLE SIGNS OFF! was last modified: August 14th, 2012 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:GABRIELLE’S DIARYlast_img read more

Meetings 2/13

first_imgHere is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Mission Hills Neighborhood Council board meeting at 6 p.m. and general meeting at 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at San Jose Street Elementary School, 14928 Clymer St., Mission Hills. Call (818) 891-2722 or see www.mhnc.org. Northridge West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the auditorium at Beckford Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. Call (818) 359-7256. Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Village School, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 648-6219 or see www.winnetkanc.com. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Canoas Banquet Hall (use rear entrance), 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Encino Chamber of Commerce, 4933 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 255-1040. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 416-0554. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966 or see www.tarzananc.org. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 1 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 8 in room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituents Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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


first_imgThe Tir Chonaill Gaels Junior team went to Goodmayes, East London to play Thomas McCurtains in their 1st round Junior championship game and came away with a great win 1-11 to 1-8. Not too many people in London give the Gaels any hope of winning against one of the championship favourites but our lads played a great game. Manager Michael Cunningham pulled of a blinder during the week and got London senior manager and Gaels man Paul Coggins to work with his squad in the build up to this game and it worked a treat.Playing against a breeze in the 1st half the Gaels held their own but did concede a late goal to let the McCurtain’s lead by four points at half time, 1-6 to 0-5. However the Gaels dominated the second half with outstanding performances all over the pitch. They only conceded two points to Mc Curtains in the second half, whilst TCG scored 1-6. Clive Mills scoring a goal which came from the hard working Kieran Cunningham who had an excellent game throughout. However, the Gaels defence was outstanding all day with Kevin McFadden, Cormac McGarvey, Gerard Geraghty, Stefan Carr and Philip Butler standing firm all day. Whilst at mid-field Gavin McEvoy and Paddy Flynn out shone their opponents with Gavin converting two 45s at vital times.Up front Brendan Scannell, Kieran Cunningham, Donal Geraghty, Clive Mills, Tommy Moriarty and Liam Gaviighan were outstanding with Kieran Cunningham winning his fair share of ball and fought hard all day. It was a wonderful team performance and manager Michael Cunningham will have the task of keeping their feet firmly on the ground because if they can perform like this for the remaining games the lads could have a great season. Well done lads and next up is Shalloe Pearces on Sunday 29th July.Fixtures: For this week’s fixtures please check the club website or local papers for details.All Britain Competition: This weekend will see the inaugural “O’Neill’s” All Britain Competition (ABC) taking place at Tir Chonaill Park, Greenford from the 20th July – 22nd July.The weekend promises to be a family event filled with fun and excitement with games taking place from Friday 20th July culminating with the finals being played on Sunday 22nd July.There will be a marquee serving food on-site all day and each player will get one meal per day free of charge.In addition to this, entertainment will be provided over the course of the weekend with Irish dancing as well as traditional Irish music.The Competition seeks to highlight the hard work and commitment of the various volunteers throughout Britain as well as providing children from all over Britain with an opportunity to compete and test their skills against their peers.If you have any question regarding the All Britain Competition or are interested in becoming a sponsor please do not hesitate to contact the committee secretary via email mark.gottsche.cda.london@gaa.ie King of the Alps: Long serving club member Frank Glynn reached new boundaries last week when he completed a stage of the tour de France over the Alps. Frank now at an age where he should be attending Bingo sessions done the gruelling 150k climb the day before the big boys in a slightly slower time!!Lotto results for 12/07/2012, Jackpot £1,700. Numbers drawn 2-3-6-16No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, E Mc Bride, c/o British Queen, Billy Byres, c/o Conningham Arms, Martin Kelly, c/o British Queen, T Milne, c/o BPThis week’s jackpot £1,750 play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com Training – Nursery / U8 / U10 / U12Training for the above age groups has now finished for the summer break and will resume in September. TCG would like to wish all its players and families a restful summer holiday.A busy week for the U14s, last Wed saw them play North London Shamrocks in the Shield semi-final. Despite the weather TCG got off to a good start with scores from Sean Rice, whilst Harry O Donovan made some great saves at the other end.Half time saw TCG leading by 2 points. Coming back after the break TCG, showing a fantastic team spirit, were really determined to win. NLS made some good scores but the game finished with the final score in TCG’s favour 4-7 to NLS 2-3.A squad of 22 made the journey to Mitcham on a very damp Saturday for the League semi final and final. Our opposition for the first game was Dulwich with the half time score 1-4 to 4pts. Some brilliant play saw TCG take the lead by 3 pts but Dulwich got a lucky goal followed by a quick point, leaving them the eventual winners at full time. Round Towers were up next and TCG were narrowly pipped at the post with Round Towers winning with a 2 point lead over TCG. Thank you to all the players for their dedication in playing on what was a miserably wet day.U14 Training / Shield Final: Training this Monday (16th) in preparation for the Shield Final against Round Towers on Wednesday (18th – weather permitting).ABC Tournament – 20th-22nd July – Greenford: TCG would like to welcome,and wish all the teams taking part in the ABC Tournament being held at Greenford the very best of luck in their individual competitions. All welcome to come along and support the players / the tournament over the three days.Congratulations: To Youth Board Members Phil and Judy Butler as they celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Well Done To Michael Cunningham (Youth Chairman) and his TCG Junior Team with a 1-11 win over Thomas Mcurtains 1-8 in the first round of the Junior Championship at Goodmayes. Next game is against Shalloe Pearces on Sunday 29th July.GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS LONDON CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 18th, 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:GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS LONDON CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL fan has put a huge bet on Donegal beating Kerry in this Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park.Boylesports says the punter certainly has faith in Jim McGuinness’ squad as he has placed €121,000 on Donegal at 8/11 to win the match in 70 minutes.“The punter is set to net €209,000 if his bet manages to click on Sunday,” said Boylesports.com spokesman Liam Glynn. Kerry are priced at 13/8 to win in 70 minutes with a draw priced at 15/2. Donegal are 8/13 to lift the Sam Maguire whilst Kerry can be backed at 13/10 to lift the trophy for a record 37th time.The Handicap Betting suggests that Sunday’s match will be a close call with Donegal -1 priced at Evens whilst Kerry +1 is also available at Evens. In the First Goalscorer market, Kerry’s James O Donoghue heads the market at 9/2 with Donegal’s Michael Murphy next in the betting at 7/1. No Goal to be scored in Sunday’s match is priced at 7/1.Mr Glynn said the Donegal bet is “our biggest bet on Sunday’s match so far.”He added “Apart from the large bet on Donegal we are seeing a lot of interest in Sunday’s match to end in a draw which has now hardened into 15/2 from 8/1.” Donegal v Kerry – Match Betting – 70 MinutesDonegal 8/11Kerry 13/8Draw 15/2Donegal v Kerry – Handicap Betting Donegal (-1) EvensKerry (+1) EvensDraw (-1) 17/2Donegal v Kerry – First Goalscorer O’Donoghue, James 9/2Murphy, Michael 7/1No Goalscorer 7/1O’Leary, Kieran 8/1McFadden, Colm 8/1Geaney, Paul 9/1Donaghy, Kieran 10/1McHugh, Ryan 14/1MacNiallais, Odhran 16/1McLoone, Leo 16/1McBrearty, Patrick 16/120/1 BarDonegal v Kerry – To Lift the TrophyDonegal 8/13Kerry 13/10DONEGAL FAN PUTS €121,000 ON JIM’S BOYS TO LIFT SAM was last modified: September 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:Boylesports.comdonegalKerryoddslast_img read more

Council release list of upcoming temporary road closures and diversion routes

first_imgDonegal County Council has released details of upcoming road closures, road re-opening dates, and diversion routes.The details of these temporary road closures have been made available on the Donegal County Council website by John G. McLaughlin, Director of Service, Roads and Transportation.Source: Donegal County CouncilGleneely/ MovilleThe regional road (R238) Gleneely/Moville from its junction with Gleneely Crossroads to its junction with the Drumlee Road (L13211) at Gleneely with be closed between Wednesday 1st of November to Tuesday 7th November (inclusive) from 7am to 7pm. This will allow Donegal County Council to carry out essential repair work. Alternative route: Gleneely – Carndonagh –Quigleys Point – Moville – Gleneely (R244 – R240 – R238)Illies / GlentogherThe L-1731 Meenaharnish Road between the ‘3 bridges’ and its junction at R240 (Carndonagh to Quigleys Point Road) has been closed since September 1st to facilitate the laying of a new water main. It will reopen on the 16th February 2018. The road is closed between 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday.Alternative route: L1731, L1711, R238, R244, R238, R240, L1731. (Kinnego Crossroads, Shandrum Crossroads, Drumfries Junction, Carndonagh Roundabout, Cross Quigleys Point). Gleneely /RedcastleThe Gleneely/Redcastle Road (L1411) from its junction with Gleneely Crossroads to its junction with the Moneydarragh Road (L6141) at Moneydarragh Gleneely will be closed from the 8th of November until the 14th of November (inclusive) between 7am and 7pm. This is to facilitate essential repair work.Alternative route: Gleneely – Moville – Redcastle – Moneydarragh (R238 – L1411)Carndonagh / BuncranaThe Carndonagh/Buncrana Regional Road (R244) from its Junction at Bayview Housing Estate, Mollys Brea to its Junction with the Glenmakee Road (L5561) will be closed from Friday 3rd November until Friday 10th November 2017 (inclusive) from 7.00am to 7.00pm for essential repair work.Alternative route: Carndonagh – Clonmany – Buncrana (R238)Malintown to MalinheadThe Malintown to Malinhead Road (R242) will be closed from its junction with the Glacknabrad Road (L5191) to the Meeting House Road junction (L5171) for essential repair work. It will be closed from Thursday, 9th November 2017 to Friday 24th November 2017 (inclusive) from 7.00am to 7.00pm.Alternative routes: Malintown – Bree X Roads via Black Mountain – Malinhead. (R242 – L1081 – L1041 – L1031 – R242). Glencolmcille R263The R263 – Main street from the Glenhead Tavern to Cashel National School will be closed from the 25th of September until the 17th of November from 8am to 6pm daily. The road will be open to two-way traffic from 6pm on Friday evenings to 8am on Monday mornings. This is to allow the faciliation of works in connection with the Glencolmcille Sewerage Scheme.Diversions: Coaches/HGV traffic diversion via LP1055 Meenaveen – Malinmore Road. Local traffic diversion via LS5055 Straid or Glebe Road – Gannew.Ballybofey Main StreetInitial Notice: Ballybofey Main St. N15 will be closed from its junction with Steeple View L3154-1 at Lidl to its junction with Chestnut Road L3074-2 from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday the 19th of November to facilitate the unveiling of Christmas window at McElhinneys stores.Alternative Routes: Northbound Traffic via Steeple View L3154-1, Harps Way L3074-3, Chestnut Road L3074-2. Southbound Traffic via Chestnut Rd L3074-2, Navenny St L3074-1, Trusk Rd L3054-1, Steeple View L3154-1. Donegal County Council says: “Persons wishing to object to the closures should submit objections in writing to the Roads Section, Donegal County Council, County House, Lifford before 4pm on Monday, 6th November 2017. In the event of objections to the granting of proposed road closure, the Council reserves the right to make the details of the objections available to the licence applicant where it considers it necessary in order to fully consider the validity of any of the objections received.”Glengad to Malintown RoadThe Glengad to Malintown Road (L1071) will be closed from its junction at Laffertys Shop to its junction with the Ballynahowna Road (L10711) at Ballynahowna Bridge from Tuesday 7th November to Tuesday 14th November 2017 inclusive from 7am to 7pm to carry out essential repair work.Alternative routes: Glengad – Culdaff – Malintown (L1071 – L1111 – L1121 – R238 – R243 – L1081)Industrial Road, KillybegsIndustrial Road, Killybegs will be closed for approximately 10 minutes on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at 2.00pm. The road will be temporarily closed to complete rock breaking and site clearance works.Alternative Route: The westbound diversion for general traffic shall be via the Roisin Road (LP 1285) and the Fintra Road. HGV’s shall be diverted at Havan Pharmacy onto the Conlin Rd LP1275 and then onto the Fintra road. All east bound traffic will be diverted towards the town at the Glenlee roundabout.All information sourced from DonegalCoCo.ie.To keep up to date with Donegal County Council, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.As temperatures begin to drop, be sure to check the Council’s social media for road/gritter updates.Council release list of upcoming temporary road closures and diversion routes was last modified: November 5th, 2017 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:DiversionsDonegal County Councilroad closureslast_img read more

In a first, Maoist leader clears SET from jail

first_imgIn a first, jailed Maoist leader Arnab Dam has cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) for lecturers. Mr. Dam, 40, also known by his alias Bikram, was one of the high-ranking Maoist leaders of West Bengal during the days of armed uprising in the western part of the State about a decade ago. In 1998, he dropped out of the IIT-Kharagpur and joined the Communist party of India-Maoist and worked from the West Bengal-Jharkhand border.He was considered close to the slain Maoist Polit Bureau member, Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji. He has been named in over two dozen cases. Mr. Dam continued his studies since his arrest in 2012, completing his Masters degree at Indira Gandhi National Open University. Correctional Services Minister Ujjal Biswas said he was “glad” that Mr. Dam cleared the SET.last_img read more