President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments in Gov’t.

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made additional appointments within the ministries of Internal Affairs, Lands, Mines & Energy, Agriculture, State for Presidential Affairs, Judiciary, National Elections Commission and the Liberia National Lotteries . These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.Those appointed are:The JudiciaryAttorney Joseph S. Fayiah – Resident Judge, Criminal Court ECounselor Yarmie Q. Gbeisay – Relieving JudgeNational Elections CommissionMr. Boakai Dukuly – CommissionerMinistry of Internal AffairsRev. William R. Tolbert, III – Peace AmbassadorLocal Appointments:Grand Cape Mount CountyMrs. Tenneh Kpadebah – SuperintendentMr. Mohammed M. Kiawu – Assistant Superintendent for DevelopmentMr. James Seituah – Statutory District SuperintendentMr. Abraham M. Fofana – Asst. Statutory District SuperintendentMr. Patrick Alieu – District InspectorMr. J. Siafa Bodokai – Land CommissionerMr. Philip Quay – Relieving CommissionerMargibi County CountyMr. Joshua V. Robinson – Superintendent, Mboo Statutory DistrictMrs. Roseline S. Davis – City Mayor, Unification CityMr. Wilmot D. Okai – Commissioner, Charlesville TownshipMadam Rebecca Hill – Commissioner, Kaba DistrictMr. Robert T. Williams – City Mayor, Marshall CityMinistry of Lands, Mines & EnergyMr. Willis Knuckles – Assistant Minister for EnergyMinistry of AgricultureMr. Patrick Tarnue Worzie – Assistant Minister for Planning & DevelopmentMinistry of State for Presidential AffairsMs. Mardia Peters – National Youth AdvisorLiberia National LotteriesMr. Claude J. Katta – Chairman, Board of DirectorsMr. David K. Vinton – Member, Board of DirectorsRev. Ellen Fartu G. Varley – Member, Board of DirectorsCllr. Kathleen Pyne Makor – Member, Board of DirectorsMinistry of Finance and – Statutory Member, Board of DirectorsPlanningMinistry of Gender, Children and – Statutory Member, Board of Directors Social ProtectionMinistry of Justice – Statutory Member, Board of DirectorsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Power outage in Hudson’s Hope

first_imgThe areas currently without power include all of Highway 29 and southwest of Canyon Drive.B.C. Hydro says the outage was caused by a transmission circuit failure.The power is expected to return at 12:00 p.m. and we’ll update you with more information once it becomes available.- Advertisement –last_img

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Glenarm plant may get `historic’ label

first_img• Photo Gallery: Pasadena Power Plant PASADENA – As glamorous Pasadena landmarks go, the hulking 1949 Glenarm Power Plant is no City Hall. But it’s an integral part of Pasadena’s identity, preservationists say, with a gritty industrial appeal of its own. And as a symbol of 100 years of power production that helped build the city, it’s well deserving of recognition as a local historic monument. “It’s a great building,” said Christine Lazzaretto, preservation director for Pasadena Heritage, which is recommending the old power facility for the highest local designation when the City Council considers it on Nov. 17. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The higher level is significant, because it also means some interior features – the beautiful, groovy tile and some of the equipment – can be protected as well as the exterior,” Lazzaretto said. Lease negotiations continue between the city and Art Center College of Design, which has announced plans to transform the obsolete plant into a graduate student center and exhibition space as part of its downtown campus expansion. Art Center spokesman Jered Gold said the college is supportive of the historic designation, which will affect the west and north facades, as well as the tile work and the metal railings on the interior, and is developing plans to work with that. Lazzaretto said there’s no intention to make it harder for Art Center to adapt and reuse the power plant. “The intention is not to limit what someone can do in the future, just to make sure the plant is not completely obliterated but kept as an homage to the past,” she said. The long-empty power plant is now undergoing seismic and roof repairs, plus asbestos removal. The city Public Works Department is doing the work with a $1.3 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant received a few years ago, said Eric Duyshart, Pasadena’s director of development. All the massive boilers, condensers, turbines and other obsolete generating equipment remain, giving it the look of a “Flash Gordon” movie set. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482 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

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QPR boss Steve McClaren caught furiously swearing after his team score at Stoke

first_img goalless Despite watching his team take the lead, McClaren was clearly annoyed at seeing the right-back in such an advanced position – especially away from home.Twitter user Connor Thorpe caught the former England boss appearing to turn around to the rest of his staff and say: “F*****g hell, what’s he doing that far up?”Stoke got a goal back through Saido Berahino, before Joe Allen put the hosts in the lead.However, it was Rangel who ensured the points were shared when he scored the equaliser 12 minutes from time. After the game, McClaren was far more composed and admitted his side deserved at least point, although he was still stunned to see Rangel score a brace.“We deservedly went 1-0 up but against the run of play we conceded and that knocked us,” he told QPR’s official website.“Then we got our composure back in the second half and dominated but again against the run of play they got ahead.“After that, I changed things around a little bit into a diamond and asked the full-backs to get forward and Rangel did it again. ROUND-UP 2 McClaren was left incensed 2 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship “I’ve never seen him score with his head but the second one was superb.”The Spaniard left Swansea City in the summer following their relegation and moved to London on an initial six-month deal.However, the 35-year-old has impressed so much in his short spell, the QPR boss conceded they may have to extend the veteran defender’s stay.He added: “We’ve got a stipulation where we can keep him (Rangel). He’s been nothing short of a revelation, not just on the field but off it – what a great lad.“I’ve no idea why he was in the box heading it there as I told him to stay on the halfway line but I’m pleased he did. The second was a cracker, a real team goal.” Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Latest Championship News Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place stalemate REPLY The original Tweet captured the former England boss’ frustrations perfectly! EFL result GREAT NEWS Steve McClaren was caught on camera appearing to swear after Angel Rangel opened the scoring for Queens Park Rangers in their 2-2 draw with Stoke City.The former Swansea City defender popped up in the Stoke City box after just seven minutes to head home to open the scoring for the visitors.last_img read more

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MAN SENT FOR TRIAL FOLLOWING GARDA STABBING OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB

first_imgA man has been sent forward for trial after an attack in which a Garda was stabbed and three nightclub bouncer injured in Letterkenny.John Boyle appeared at Letterkenny District Court and was sent forward for trial at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 31st.Boyle, of 14 Leck Cottages, Letterkenny faces seven charges including five cases of assault causing harm, making threats to kill and producing an article in the course of a dispute. Boyle, 46, was released on bail by Judge Paul Kelly after he was served with a book of evidence by Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher.The case follows an incident on August 14th last outside Voodoo Nightclub at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.The Garda Sergeant and a bouncer were both hospitalised but have made full recoveries.MAN SENT FOR TRIAL FOLLOWING GARDA STABBING OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB was last modified: January 24th, 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:GardaJohn BoyleLetterkenny Circuit CourtVOODOO NIGHTCLUBlast_img read more

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It’s a passing fancy for Crespi

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Josh Morgan added a game-high 151 yards rushing for Crespi, scoring on a 30-yard first-quarter pass from Wabby and a 24-yard fourth-quarter run. Palmdale, held to 78 yards in the second half, finished with 210 total yards, including 105 passing by Rodney Trimm. Tyreace House led the Falcons in rushing with 69 yards and scored Palmdale’s only touchdown on a 1-yard first-quarter run. Wabby said the Celts went to the pass in the second half after Palmdale started blocking against the run. “We made some adjustments and we thought if they were going to load the blocks like that, we’re going to throw the ball; and we did,” Wabby said. “My receivers made some great plays and my offensive line gave ne all the time I needed.” Palmdale coach Jeff Williams said the Falcons were hurt in the second half by some defensive injuries. Wabby completed four of his first seven third-quarter passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Fiskio came up with a key interception to stop one Palmdale rally, and Fua contributed two sacks as Crespi took a 21-6 lead into the final quarter. Wabby, who finished 6 for 15 for 219 yards and no interceptions, had touchdown passes of 57 and 28 yards to D.J. Holt in the third quarter. Visiting Crespi High of Encino broke open a close game with a big third quarter Friday night and kept its momentum going throughout the second half of a 28-6 nonleague victory at Palmdale. The defending Southern Section Division X champion Celts, locked in a 6-6 tie at halftime, pulled away on the passing of Matt Wabby, and a defense led by Sione Fua and Brian Fiskio. center_img “We had a lot of young kids that were playing for us … so we kind of limped through it,” Williams said. “We’ll take our licks and hopefully this will open up our eyes and we’ll come out and do what needs to be done.” Defense dominated in the first half, when the quicker Falcons were held to a combined total of 132 yards by Crespi, which managed just 146 yards. House and Dominic Blood accounted for 55 of Palmdale’s 60 first-half rushing yards, with House scoring on a 1-yard first-quarter run after catching a 4th-down, 11-yard pass from Rodney Trimm to keep that 50-yard scoring drive alive. Crespi, getting 74 first-half rushing yards from Morgan, took a 6-0 lead on its first series. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 dave.shelburne@dailynews.com 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

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Gulf Coast native returns to help

first_img City Manager Andrea Travis agreed to send Welch. “It also provided a tremendous learning opportunity for Ric,” Travis said. “There was a benefit to the city in terms of training and level of preparedness. There are many things that are similar whether you’re facing an earthquake or hurricane.” Welch flew to Jackson, Miss., then drove to Baton Rouge, where he initially helped inspect shelters and delivered supplies. Later, he spent time with officials in the Environmental Protection Agency, getting a big-picture look at the disaster. Welch also took a couple of days to drive along the Mississippi coast, looking up aunts, cousins and uncles. Everyone was OK. He never caught up with his parents. “They had jumped in their RV and headed north like smart people,” he said. Welch then returned to Baton Rouge, where he acted as liaison between the Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local parishes. “I knew some of the people by name, and I can turn my Louisiana accent back on and make people feel comfortable. I went down to open some doors and ease some of the tension,” he said. One of the biggest issues was dealing with when or whether to allow the re-entry of residents to their homes, he said. “It seemed like every day, four to five times a day, priorities shifted,” he said. Welch returned home last month, with some important lessons learned. “I learned how the best-laid plans can fly out the window, the need for redundancy, the need for trained self-reliance among residents, and the need for cooperation between agencies and municipalities,” he said. Emergency officials “wanted desperately to help but didn’t know how,” Welch said. “I don’t want to ever find myself in that position. Hopefully I never have to look at our residents and not have a plan.” — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA — La Mirada public safety Manager Ric Welch lived in Louisiana for most of his life, so when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, he just knew he just had to go. “Having been born and raised there and realizing that a lot of the sites that make Louisiana what it is may never be seen again, it was extremely difficult to put (the disaster) out of mind and come to work and act like nothing was going on,” he said. Welch, 42, who lives in unincorporated Riverside, spent three weeks in Baton Rouge and nearby cities, working with the Red Cross and others. That experience was like nothing else he has ever done, he said. “It was like seeing the aftermath of war right here on your home turf,” Welch said. “I don’t think you can see that kind of devastation and all these familiar places undone — buildings you used to go watch movies, sporting events or theatrical events now filled with refugees — and not have a deep, lasting impact. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “It’s one thing to see the skeletons of your home after it’s burned down,” he said. “This was pulling up to what used to be city limits and now it’s a greasy water part of the Gulf of Mexico.” People in Southern California can get an idea of the devastation by picturing everything along the coast — from here to San Diego — suddenly gone from one day to the next, he said. Born in Baton Rouge, La., Welch grew up in areas near there. At age 23, he joined the U.S. Navy, but returned home nine years ago to become director of parks and recreation for Pointe Coupee Parish, La. In 2000, he was hired by the city of La Mirada as its gymnasium coordinator, eventually becoming an administrative analyst until his promotion to public safety manager in July. But he still has relatives, including his parents, in Louisiana.last_img read more

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POWER CUT TO HOMES IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgESB engineers are working to restore power to 383 homes in Letterkenny tonight.Service was cut around 9.40m to houses in Cullion.ESB staff say they are working to fix the fault and hope to restore power around 1.15am tonight. Staff say this is an estimated restoration time.It follows power cuts in west Donegal earlier in the evening where faults have been fixed.Around 4,000 homes lost power there for a time.  POWER CUT TO HOMES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 11th, 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:ESBletterkennypower cutslast_img read more

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DD Fitness: It’s your choice

first_imgThis article might not go down well with some.It might touch on a nerve or two.But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice. Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits is completely your own choice.(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.) Our next Lean in 2019 program starts on May 13th and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in the past few years and they now know how to keep it off. Type ‘Diet’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Low carb’, ’Paleo’, ‘Weight Loss’ or any other related term into a Google search engine and you will get millions of options for free.Look up Amazon online and you can get full systems that will help you to lose weight.Look at sites like Precision Nutrition, Shredded By Science, Go Kaleo, Authority Nutrition and they are giving endless amounts of information, again for free, that WILL help you to lose weight and keep it off.Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight.How many of you actually put these into practice?The one thing that most of you have to realize is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is that you simply don’t really want to lose weight. You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.Nothing about change is easy, but so many of you expect it to be.You haven’t tried everything when it comes to weight loss either;Yes, you have tried every PillPowderWrapGelJuiceAnd freezeBut you haven’t tried to eat healthier and exercise more, because you tried it once and you didn’t like it.So, you went back to the easy way out, and there are loads of options for those!Does this sound familiar?Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.The problem is your relationship with the food.It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.Drinking every weekendEating highly processed foodsHaving chips with every meal each time you are out,Eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch,Refusing to eat vegetables,Refusing to drink water;The list goes on and on.And don’t give me any of that ‘Sure you have to live’ nonsense either, because you have been ‘living’ long enough and that’s the reason you are now overweight and turning to fad diets at every turnaround.There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.It involves eating food.Non-processed, whole foods.But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.We have to be realistic here.Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy. If you truly want to lose weight, you must accept that you will find it difficult at times. It will be require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.Here’s what you can do.Write down your food intake for an entire week.Look at it with an open mind.Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.Try and remove that for 2 weeks.If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food in the process.Or, keep doing what you are doing and keep wondering why you can’t lose weight when you have tried ‘everything’.It’s your choice!#Leanin2019These are just some of the tips I give to the members from my Lean in 2019 program.Our next block of classes starts on May 13™ and if you want to get in shape for Summer, we can help you to get a head start on that now.You can find out more through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/ * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: It’s your choice was last modified: April 28th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CloudStack: Filling Two Niches In Open-Source Enterprise Cloud Management

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… If you look at cloud computing, you might think, based on the hype, that enterprise-cloud management systems like OpenStack, OpenNebula or Eucalyptus have things wrapped up. But ignore CloudStack at your own peril, because this is a product that deserves a look by IT organizations ready to move into the cloud.All of these products belong to a class of software known as enterprise cloud management, and they are what large companies use to create a hybrid or private cloud environment. They are all – importantly – also open source. That matters because virtualization giant VMware wants to play in this space, too, with it’s own proprietary solutions. More on that later.CloudStack’s readiness was demonstrated quite clearly earlier this week with the release of Apache CloudStack 4.0.0-incubating, a rather unfortunate name that undercuts the serious maturity of this cloud orchestration platform and its capability to be a big star on this increasingly crowded stage.CloudStack Is No Spring ChickenDefining CloudStack is a tricky; as a cloud orchestration platform, it is essentially a traffic cop that manages different cloud-based resources from one place. It’s the software that responds to any requests for more cloud resources and grants those requests by actually spinning up new servers. Or putting them at rest when the servers are not needed anymore.CloudStack is the brainchild of Citrix – a company that, until April, was working with the OpenStack Project, then led by Rackspace. What happened in April was unexpected: Citrix pulled out of OpenStack and donated its existing CloudStack project to the Apache Software Foundation, an non-profit organization that’s home to projects like the Apache Web server and big-data rock star Hadoop.Apache Software Foundation Is Not A LoserDespite the excellent company, some critics of CloudStack saw this as a loser’s gambit, perceiving the ASF as a place where software projects go to die. Given the presence of the aforementioned Apache and Hadoop, and a whole slew of other great projects, that perception is, quite simply, dumb. CloudStack’s release this week had some serious new features, demonstrating that this software is ready to rock.Of course, the perception of Apache as an elephant’s graveyard may have been framed by the previous big-name open source project to be donated to the ASF: OpenOffice.org, which Oracle gave to the ASF in February. But those circumstances were a lot different: Oracle had so bungled the development of OpenOffice.org, there had been a fork of the project in late 2010. Donating OpenOffice.org to the ASF was widely seen as a mercy-killing, though to be fair, Apache OpenOffice is slowly revving up to speed again.CloudStack had none of those problems, and exists quite nicely in its new Apache confines. The “incubating” moniker doesn’t refer to the maturity of the software, but rather CloudStack’s incubator status that all new Apache projects have to undergo to get their governances and licenses to match the ASF’s way of doing things.That’s a key distinction, because a lot of detractors tend to think of the open source cloud computing sector as immature, just because OpenStack is that way. On the contrary, CloudStack is a very mature product that’s ready to be deployed right now.CloudStack’s Place In The CloudCloudStack has two big niches that it’s working to fill. First, there are companies that want to start deploying new cloud workloads or want to shift their legacy virtual machines to something more cloud-y, according to Apache CloudStack committer (and former ReadWrite scribe) Joe Brockmeier.CloudStack also works well with managed service providers who already host virtual machines and want to have a turn-key solution to host a public cloud for their customers.Nuts And BoltsThis may not sound like terribly exciting stuff, but the nut and bolts of cloud technology are surprisingly important. The fact is, CloudStack is farther along than some its perceived competitors, like OpenStack. And it’s a good thing too, because the real competitor for all of these open source cloud platforms will soon be VMware.VMware is feeling its way in cloud space right now, like a giant in a dark room. Offerings like VMware vCloud Suite and a cautious participation in OpenStack Project development are hints of the company’s tentative approach. But pretty much every player in this space knows that as soon as VMware finds the light switch and turns it on, all hell is going to break loose. VMware will cast itself as the de facto king of the cloud, just as it claimed to be the king of virtualization.This is why software offerings like CloudStack are so important to open source alternatives continuing to thrive in cloud management. Usable open source cloud software is here now, and the myth of it being not ready for prime time should be regarded as just that – a myth.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise last_img read more

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