Liberia to Benefit from EU-Funded ‘Small Arms’ Project

first_imgJames M. FromayanAuthorities at the Liberian National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), a civil society network organization focusing on gun control, have disclosed that the country is to shortly benefit from a two-year European Union funded ‘small arms’ project.The project, according to LINCSA Chairman, James Fromayan, begins next year.He disclosed that the project is part of a broader initiative by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).The objective is to maintain peace and security in the Mano River basin, which includes: La Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.The exercise would also support community-led development projects in exchange for arms.“Several border communities, particularly in the Southeastern counties of Grand Gedeh, River Gee, and Maryland, are expected to benefit from the project,” Mr. Fromayan was quoted as saying through a release.“The modalities of the project,” he explained in the release, “were concluded during a recent ECOWAS-United Nations Development Program (UNDP) joint assessment and validation mission hosted in Monrovia.”Chairman Fromayan disclosed in the release that the mission held a series of consultations with high level government officials, diplomatic missions, security sector agencies, and civil society organizations (CSOs).“The mission,” he continued in the release, “held specific meetings with the ministers of Justice and Internal Affairs, the UNDP Country office in Liberia, the EU delegation in Monrovia, the ECOWAS Liaison Office in Monrovia, and his fellow representatives of the Liberia Action Network on Small Arms.“Several security sector agencies including the Liberia National Police (LNP), Ministry of National Defense (MOD), Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Executive Protection Service (EPS) and the Customs Bureau at the Ministry of Finance also met with the mission.”According to Chairman Fromayan, the consultations focused on variety of pertinent issues including management and specific operational requirements for the project roll-out, confirmation of the target communities, and specific training and capacity needs for security sector and agencies, civil society and the national small arms commission.He said that the project implementation is expected to address the problem of armed violence and related crimes through the collection of hidden arms in the target communities, effective border management mechanisms, community monitoring systems for illicit arms trafficking, and enhancement of the legal frameworks for the control of small arms and light weapons in the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal and Liverpool target set for bargain £4m switch?

first_img AC Milan striker Luiz Adriano 1 Besiktas are lining up a cut-price deal for AC Milan flop Luiz Adriano, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool.Both Premier League clubs attempted to sign the Brazilian striker from Shakhtar Donetsk this time last year only for him to opt for a switch to Milan.However he endured a miserable first campaign in Serie A, starting just 12 games, and scoring a total of only four goals for the San Siro side.A lucrative switch to Jiangsu Suning broke down in January but he is expected to leave Milan this summer.Galatasaray have been linked with a move but now, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, their Istanbul rivals Besiktas – the Turkish champions – are also lining up a bid.And the activity could tempt either Arsenal or Liverpool to rekindle their interest with the forward available for a bargain £4m.last_img read more


first_imgMissing Mary BoyleInvestigative journalist Gemma O Doherty officially released her documentary on the Mary Boyle case on Youtube tonight at 9:20pm.To watch the documentary, click here.The documentary took several years of investigation and three months to produce. Mary’s twin sister, Ann’s pursuit for the truth has taken her to Stormont, Westminster, Brussels and Washington DC, and has been accompanied by Gemma O Doherty in her campaign.Mary Boyle went missing in March 1977 at just six years old from her grandparent’s farm in Ballyshannon. She is Ireland’s youngest missing person.Ms. O Doherty reported that R.T.E. have refused to co-operate and refuse to inform the Irish public on the Mary Boyle case, and R.T.E. have billed her a staggering €12,915 to use a three and a half minute clip from their archives in the documentary.To learn more about the investigation you can visit Gemma O Doherty’s twitter or Mary’s twin sister’s twitter (Ann Doherty)  DDTV: WATCH ‘MARY BOYLE – THE UNTOLD STORY’ was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann Dohertygemma o dohertyMARY BOYLEmary boyle the untold storylast_img read more

REJECTED! Man United have £52m Alvaro Morata bid turned down by Real Madrid

first_img Manchester United striker Alvaro Morata 1 Manchester United have had a £52million bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata rejected by the Spanish giants, reports claim.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wants Morata to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club’s main striker and had readied a big money offer.But, according to The Sun, Los Blancos have rejected the bid out of hand.They are said to be demanding a staggering £78.6m fee for the 24-year-old, who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season.Is it also claimed the offer did NOT include David de Gea, who is a top target for Real Madrid this summer having missed out on signing the Spanish number one goalkeeper last summer.It represents a big blow to jose Mourinho’s transfer plans, with the manager desperate to strengthen his forward line during the transfer window.If United’s pursuit of Morata continues to falter, it is suggested Mourinho will turn his attention to Torino striker Andrea Belotti – despite the £87m release clause in his contract.READ MORE: Marcus Rashford would welcome Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata at Old Traffordlast_img read more


first_imgA RECLAIMED Mass Rock in Letterkenny is proving a popular attraction for visitors and locals alike.Mass was celebrated to mark the Penal times at the old Mass Rock in the vicinity of Rodgers Burn near the Glenoughty housing estate.The Mass Rock site had been restored in recent months by the local community and has proved an historical attraction over the summer months. Bishop Philip Boyce who delivered the Homily and praised the work of the local community and the members of the Knights of Columbanus who helped to restore the site and organise the various events over the summer months which took place there and within the local national schools.Access to the Mass Rock via the temporary bridge may be closed shortly but it is hoped that further negotiations between the landowners and the local residents will see that the historical site remain untouched and reopened on agreed seasonal times in the future. RECLAIMED MASS ROCK PROVING A POPULAR ATTRACTION was last modified: August 9th, 2013 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:letterkennyMass Rocklast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal priest has said he is “full of shame” at the cover-up of sex abuse by his order. Fr Joseph McGee is the leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart, who have been held up as one of the worst offenders of abuse after an audit of sex abuse in the Catholic Church was published today.Fr.McGee, who is from Convoy, said he is deeply sorry for what happened to so many people at the hands of priests in his order. And he promised that steps are being taken to make sure it never happens again.He admitted that he was aware that as late as last year there are complaints that at least one young man committed suicide as a result of being abused by fellow priests in his own order.Fr McGee said “We are full of shame and all I can do is offer our sincere and deepest apology to the people who came to us and felt they weren’t heard and to people who were abuse din our care,” he said.The Donegal priest became leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart last year. He said that since coming into office and being made aware of the complaints of abuse, he contacted Gardai, the HSE and other bodies to see what he could do to address the situation.“I feel ashamed and I am united in that shame by my own reliioogus community. I want to commit myself to help al of us to change that culture and aporach to anyone who comes forward to make an allegation.“I feel very shamed and I am united in that shame by many of our members.“I want to commit as leader to change that culture and our society for anyone who wants to make an allegation against any of our members.“It is difficult to change a culture that has been there for many years but there is a willingness to learn and listen,” he said. DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS HE IS “FULL OF SHAME” AT ABUSE CARRIED OUT BY HIS ORDER was last modified: September 5th, 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:convoyFr Joseph McGeeMIssionary of the Sacred Heartlast_img read more

Murray stresses grit over flash for Kings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “If there’s a concern I have, it’s making sure we maintain the same work ethic and level of determination that we’ve always had,’ Murray said. “We’ve got some players with more skill, but hard work beats skill when skill doesn’t work. We’ve got to make sure our skill is working.’ To that end, the Kings added proven winners. Bure, Craig Conroy, Demitra and Roenick have played a combined 281 playoff games. Even so, the Kings could be battling for a playoff spot. One national publication has picked them to finish 13th in the 15-team Western Conference. Here’s a look at the areas that will tell the story: OFFENSE This is clearly the best group of forwards the Kings have put together under Murray’s tenure. Jeremy Roenick quickly settled in as the Kings’ top center in training camp. Pavol Demitra finished the preseason with 11 points in six games. Valeri Bure, when healthy, showed a level of speed that could make him quite valuable in the NHL’s new offense-first era. But coach Andy Murray doesn’t care so much about all that. It’s nice, and Murray knows those newcomers will make a difference. But throughout the last three weeks, Murray preached the value of grit over talent. As Murray sees it, if the Kings are to break a two-season-long playoff drought no sure thing given the parity in the Western Conference they must, in a way, ignore the talk that this is the most talented Kings team in more than a decade and remember that almost every team in the conference also improved. The challenge begins tonight when the Kings open the season in Dallas. center_img At the start of training camp, general manager Dave Taylor said the Kings had nine potential 20-goal scorers. That probably is a stretch, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism. The Kings didn’t acquire one single player to replace the skill of Ziggy Palffy, who rejected the Kings offer (three years, $14.5 million) and signed with Pittsburgh for the same money. Instead, they improved their depth and now they have three legitimate scoring lines. Murray’s most deft move of training camp was to pair Roenick, his most experienced and talented center, with two skilled youngsters, Michael Cammalleri and Alexander Frolov. Cammalleri had a great season in the American Hockey League last year and Frolov is a budding star, but both players have room for improvement, and playing with Roenick should give both a boost. DEFENSE Here’s where it gets tricky. This could be a solid unit, but it also could be a major weakness. Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom and Lubomir Visnovsky are the Kings’ top three overall defensemen, even though there have been mild concerns about Visnovsky’s consistency. Miller was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002 but his health and his ability to adjust to the new rules limiting obstruction will be monitored. The X-factor is second-year defenseman Tim Gleason. Team management raved about Gleason’s play throughout camp and believes he is ready to step into a major role this season. Beyond that, Joe Corvo has the potential to be a top-six defenseman but needs to prove it, and the Kings waited until the last minute to make a decision whether to keep around 21-year-old Denis Grebeshkov. GOALTENDING Here’s another question mark, maybe even a bigger one, considering that Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera enter the season with a combined 48 games of NHL experience. Garon has been in the Kings’ plans since they acquired him from Montreal in June 2004, and even though Garon has never been a No. 1 goalie, the Kings like his skill and temperament and the fact that he succeeded in a backup role in hockey-mad Montreal. The Kings thought so much of Garon that they chose LaBarbera as their backup, passing over a long list of solid veteran backups because they believe LaBarbera has strong long-term potential. Regardless, it can’t be any worse than the last combination of Roman Cechmanek and Cristobal Huet. SPECIAL TEAMS In 2003-04 the Kings were merely average in penalty-kill efficiency (83.3 percent, 15th in the NHL) and below average in power-play efficiency (14.6 percent, 18th in the NHL). Both of those must change. The addition of Conroy, a solid two-way player, will help the penalty-kill unit, and Murray has spent time devising ways to plan for defending the extra four feet of ice that has been added to the offensive zone. The power play will be stronger simply if everyone stays healthy, which rarely happened in 2003-04. Frolov should be the breakout star of this unit. COACHING Murray led the Kings to the playoffs in his first three seasons but has fallen short in the last two. The team holds an option on his contract for 2006-07, so this is a huge year in regard to his future. This is a team with veteran leadership, which works in Murray’s favor, but it’s also a team with two guys, Roenick and Sean Avery, who are apt to create chaos just by opening their mouths, and it will be interesting to see how Murray deals with the inevitable distractions. At the start of camp, Murray seemed energized by the new rules, noting that they fit with the way he likes to play, but the Kings had trouble generating shots on goal in the preseason. Perhaps some adjustments are in order, but regardless, there won’t be many NHL coaches more prepared than Murray. 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

Laveesha launches stunning new collection – get 10% off today!

first_imgThe award winning online jewellery boutique Laveesha, established by Dungloe woman Louise Breslin, launched their brand new collection last week. This collection is heavily influenced by key trends that stormed New York fashion week such as; pearls, tassels and statement sparkle. The theme of the new collection is elegant excess, verifying the famous quote “more is more and less is a bore”. Louise Breslin (owner of Laveesha) says an infusion of the following statement pieces can be incorporated into your workwear, as well as evening wear to escape the monotony of 9-5 attire. Laveesha founder Louise Breslin and her mother BredaPearls The word “pearl” traditionally conjures images of the sherry swigging brigade and sorority girls in matching twin-sets. Fast forward to 2017 and the classic pearl has come out of its shell and undergone a dramatic makeover. Laveesha curated a collection of pearl pieces with vintage-inspired designs that exude old Hollywood allure while simultaneously embracing edgier Karl Langerfield influences. Louise says “Although the new collection was not specifically intended for brides, the sophisticated marriage of pearls and Austrian crystals, have already proved a big hit for weddings.” Bride: Sinead McMenamin. Photo: Pamela Bloe PhotographyClio earrings (gold) €23.99 www.laveesha.comClio earrings (silver) €23.99 LaVeesha.comArt decoThese seductive pieces are a fusion of the decadence of the jazz era coupled with the lavishness of Versailles. The robust design of these pieces means you will be wearing them for years to come.Zeta earrings €15.00 laveesha.comArt Deco Cressida bracelet €26.99 www.laveesha.comTassels and beads Tassel earrings and necklaces are a key trend for music festivals, adding a playful touch to any outfit. Team tassels with a bold red lip and minimal eye makeup. The Laveesha tassel earrings entice the admiring eye to the trending cold shoulder detail of this seasons clothing. Ceta tassel earrings€17.00 laveesha.comCelestial SparkleThese Laveesha statement necklaces combine pearl, crystal and rhinestone, creating a cosmic sparkle which is really out of this world. Team these pieces with your favourite LBD and a smokey eye for an Audrey Hepburn style look. Aphrodite necklace and earrings€28.00 laveesha.comCassiopeia earrings. €24.99. Laveesha.comTo celebrate the launch of the new collection, Laveesha is offering a 10% discount code to all Donegal Daily readers. To redeem the code enter DONEGAL10 at the checkout on www.laveesha.comSponsored postLaveesha launches stunning new collection – get 10% off today! was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AccessoriesFashionjewellerylaveeshashoppingStylelast_img read more

You Didn’t Build That

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now If you have a business, you only have that business because you have customers. If your business is growing, it is because you have customers that are choosing to spend their money with you instead of with someone else. You owe them the value creation that earns you the right to keep that business. They are helping you grow your business and you are helping them grow theirs.If your business is in any way complex, you have partners that provide you with some of the things you use to create value for your clients and customers. Without these value-creating partners, you couldn’t do the job that you do for your clients. You owe them the same kind of trusted, partnership-based relationships that you want with your clients and customers. They are helping you to grow your business, and you are helping them to grow theirs.If anything is being done to create value, it’s likely that it’s your employees that are doing most of the heavy lifting. Without these employees, your business wouldn’t look like it looks now. Who owns those relationships with your best clients and customers? When your clients think of your company, the name that comes to mind is the employee that has time after time gone the extra mile. You owe those employees a debt of gratitude for helping you grow your business, and you owe them the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.If you sold that deal, you had a lot of help from the folks that built the product, service, or solution that you sell. You had more than a little help from the people that delivered and executed on all of the promises you made. You had some help from management for calling in some favors to make your deal work. You had the help of your entire organization.And they had a lot of help from you, as you did the difficult work that is pounding the pavement, drumming up the opportunities, finding a way to create value, building the relationships, and winning the hard fought deal.I used to care a lot about politics. But now I only care about the politics of you being the best version of you that you can possibly be (and me along with you!). Your success in no way depends on this election or any other. If your success is tied to anything, it’s tied to the success of your clients and customers, the success of your partners, the success of your team, and your ability to take action and make things happen each and every day.Be grateful. And show your gratitude by using your gifts to make a difference.You aren’t building anything alone, but your individual actions matter a great deal. Together with your clients, partners, and your team, go and build something special.last_img read more