Mr. Editor:My heart leaped with implicit joy when I read the back page story of the Thursday, January 16, 2014 edition of the Daily Observer Captioned: “Legislature Must Be Audited”-Rep. Chambers Stresses.I think Rep. Bhofal Chambers’ suggestions for the National Legislature to be audited by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) is a step in the right direction. This will definitely forge “transparency and accountability in the operations of the first branch of the Liberian government.” Funds intended to foster the welfare of the Liberia people should not be utilized at the will and pleasure of the legislatures. Sadly, many of our legislators are seeking self-aggrandizement rather than working tediously to secure the interest of their constituencies.Remember, the prime function of the legislators is not to accumulate wealth, but instead to enact laws to elevate the living standards of poverty-stricken Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Twenty-five-year-old Corwin Estwick, also known as Timothy Estwick, was on Wednesday remanded to prison on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony, when he appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrates’ Courts.Estwick, of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was charged in connection with the damaging of a car belonging to ex- cop, Teon Allen, also known as “Spoil Child”.It is alleged that on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Estwick conspired along with other unknown persons to unlawfully and maliciously damage Allen’s car, PXX4598, at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden. The car is valued at $2.4 million. He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on November 14.Only on Tuesday, one of the men who attempted kill Allen, known as “Spoil Child”, at East La Penitence, Georgetown was slapped with an attempted murder charge and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Renard Caesar, 23, of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Police stated that on October 5, 2019, at East La Penitence, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder, he discharged rounds at Allen.Allen, himself, is currently before the court for discharging a loaded firearm with intent. He too appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune and was released on $50,000 bail.
0Shares0000Fans were still seeking tickets as kick-off approached in Madrid © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORREMadrid, Spain, Jun 1 – Thousands of English football fans draped in their team’s colours gathered in Madrid ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, many still desperately seeking tickets for the match.In the central Sol square several men held up handmade signs reading “Buy tickets” as chanting supporters from both sides walked past, many carrying beers, with temperatures soaring above 30 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit). Among them was Kemam Kalkavar, a Turkish engineer and lifelong Liverpool fan who flew from Ankara with a group of friends for the match and was willing to pay 5,000 euros ($5,575) for a ticket.“Watching from inside the stadium is much more exciting. It’s worth it,” the 50-year-old told AFP, adding that he is a regular at Champions League and World Cup finals.Spanish police on Friday arrested a Venezuelan woman at Sol square who sold two fake tickets to a Romanian national for 4,200 euros per ticket, a police spokesman said.The Madrid hotel association estimates that a total of 70,000 English fans will spend the weekend in Madrid © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORREAnother two people were arrested on Saturday for selling fake tickets near the Liverpool fan zone, police said on Twitter.The authorities expect around 32,000 ticket-holding fans from both teams will attend the match at the 68,000-capacity Metropolitano stadium which will get underway at 9:00 pm local time (1900 GMT).Police arrested a British man for assaulting officers after they found drugs in his possession during security checks to enter the stadium, police said on Twitter.The Madrid hotel association estimates that a total of 70,000 English fans will spend the weekend in the city, pumping around 21 million euros into the local economy.It estimates that a million litres of beer will be consumed in the Spanish capital during the weekend of the final.– ‘Feel part of it’ –The authorities tried to keep the fans of each team separate as much as possible by setting up pre-match fan zones for each side in different parts of the city so that they would not share the same metro lines to the stadium. Some shops near the fan zones closed early fearing trouble.Thousands of Liverpool fans gathered at their fan zone at the Felipe II Square sang the club’s legendary anthem “You’ll never walk alone” before it was time to head to the stadium.Many supporters took refuge from the scorching heat in the shade of outdoor terraces, drinking beer.As temperatures soared in Madrid, fans soaked up the sun and got in the mood for the final © AFP / Loli San JoseSimon Erickson, a 23-year-old student from Reading near London, said he came to Madrid even though he did not have a ticket because he wanted to show his support for Liverpool.“You feel like you are a part of it somehow being here, with everyone else, even if you don’t go to the stadium,” he said at as he sat with friends at an outdoor terrace in central Madrid.While hundreds of extra flights to the Spanish capital have been added, some fans still struggled to make it to the city for the match.Spanish police searched fans before the match © AFP / Loli San JoseLew Cooper, a 56-year-old accountant, flew with his teenage son Robert from Liverpool to Alicante on Spain’s Mediterranean coast on Friday and then took a train the 420 kilometres to Madrid because direct flights were too expensive. They were among the lucky fans with tickets for the match.“It was a bit of an odyssey. But we wanted to be here to celebrate when they win,” said Cooper who was decked out in a red Liverpool jersey.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
THIS is little Sarah McFeeley – the little girl whose life was changed after medical negligence at Letterkenny General Hospital.It’s a year ago this month since Donegal Daily reported how Sarah, then just three, stood alone for the first time in her life thanks to big-hearted family, friends and neighbours.Dad Ray and mum Bronagh have worked tirelessly to raise funds to help Sarah. And we helped where we could by publicising events organised to support her. On Wednesday at the High Court in Dublin the HSE and the hospital settled the medical negligence case for €1.3M.Sarah was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy called Dyskininetic CP which meant even the simple things in life proved impossible for her.But her mum and dad Ray McFeeley and Bronagh Colhoun decided they had to give their daughter every chance for a normal life.So they decided to launch a fund-raising campaign to send her to the famous Peto Institute in Hungary.The institute deals specifically with people with cerebral palsy and helps them through a special programme called Conductive Education.The community in her hometown of Letterkenny and across Donegal got behind the campaign to raise the €6,000 needed for treatment.The campaign involved everything from sponsored tattoos to beard-shaves to marathons.While in Budapest Sarah even managed to stand alone by herself for an entire 15 seconds – something she had never done before.When she returned dad Ray told us she was ready to take on the world!Ray said the sessions, often up to three times a day, were very tough on little Sarah and on himself and mum Bronagh.“Both ourselves and Sarah have learned so much and we are going to put it to good use.“It was tough on her at times and you just wanted it to stop but we knew we had to continue on for her sake.“Even when we arrived they put her in a chair and I thought she was going to fall out but she held on. They knew exactly what they were doing.“It was worth every penny going there and we are so grateful to all the people of Donegal who helped in any way to raise the money to get Sarah there,” he said.Ray says he knows it’s going to be a long road but they are just so happy that Sarah has now been given a chance at a more normal life.“It’s going to take a lot of work but the quality of Sarah’s life is going to be so much better after going to the Peto Institute.“There are no miracle cures or anything like that but they do teach us ways of making Sarah’s quality of life so much better in ways we could never have imagined,” said Ray.Today we heard what had happened to Sarah.There was excessive administration of the drug syntocinon to the mother and a failure to recognise the hyper stimulation.The HSE admitted liability in this case last year.Outside the High court in Dublin today, solicitor Damien Tansey speaking on behalf of Sarah’s parents, said they were absolutely delighted and relieved that the case is now finally over.“They are obviously quite upset and disappointed that it took the HSE over two years to admit liability, and it should also be taken into consideration that the parents themselves sought explanations for what had happened after the birth, and that was never forthcoming.”The solicitor added that Sarah was the first born child of this young family.“The parents have shown enormous courage and massive emotional stamina to get this far. There are a lot of pitfalls along the way in any legal battle, and the costs are just astronomical, so they deserve enormous credit for staying the course and having the courage to do what they have done.”“They recieved so much support from friends and family and without them they wouldn’t have been able to get through this, there are forever indebted to those people who have helped.”Family and friends are delighted – because only they know what this family has been through.LITTLE SARAH – THE BEAUTIFUL SMILE BEHIND THE LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL NEGLIGENCE COURT CASE was last modified: June 13th, 2013 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:LITTLE SARAH – THE BEAUTIFUL SMILE BEHIND THE LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL NEGLIGENCE COURT CASE
Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Tags:#AT&T#Atlanta#Current#GE#Georgia Power#Internet of Things#IoT#LED#MWCA17#Smart Cities#streetlights For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… In an announcement timed with this year’s MWC Americas, the city of Atlanta is receiving an Internet of Things (IoT) boost, in the form of a sensor-enabled data network that monitors traffic, parking, and pedestrian movement.AT&T, Current by GE, and Georgia Power have collaborated to fit 200 LED streetlights in the North Ave. Corridor, Buckhead Loop, MLK and Northside Drive, Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and the Atlanta City Government area with sensors that can monitor a whole range of activity.See Also: San Diego gets its smart city on with GE Current hookupThe group says the collaboration will address congestion, parking, and will detect gunshots. All data will be relayed to a central system, which government officials can use to inform them on busy areas.“The city of tomorrow requires collaboration across every layer of the public and private sector,” said Christine Primmer, Georgia Power Smart Cities Strategic Manager. “By digitizing our lighting assets with cutting-edge technology like [Current’s] CityIQ, Georgia Power is further evolving our commitment to provide safe, reliable and valuable services in Atlanta and across every community in Georgia.”Along with the collaboration, AT&T and Current are also sponsoring the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition. The final eight teams will show their innovative apps to a judging panel at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with a chance to win $40,000.“The type of civic engagement model that Atlanta is bringing to life will improve the way the city operates, communicates and meets the needs of citizens,” said Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities for Current, powered by GE. “In our work around the world, we see the critical role intelligent lighting plays in accelerating the digital era of urban development.”The race to the edgeA growing consensus among many market participants in smart city solutions, as well as IoT in general, is that three key utilities need to converge at the edge to allow deployment of new connected technologies to take off: compute capacity, connectivity, and energy.Where the tech enabling those utilities will be deployed, who owns it and how they will be compensated is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.“The race to the edge is important, but it’s really a race to the pole,” says Mike Zeto, executive director of AT&T’s smart cities initiatives, referring to the power poles found along city streets. Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Trevor Curwin How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…
Big goals are magic. Little goals, when they are not milestones on the way to big goals, are something less than magic. While they may not be completely impotent, they lack the power of big goals. There is a magic power in goals so big they scare you.The Problem with Small GoalsA small goal doesn’t require you to transform. It doesn’t possess the power to cause you to take massive action. While the goal might be helpful to accomplish, the size of the goal itself suggests that it isn’t all that important. Because the goal isn’t big enough to cause you to believe something different and take new actions, it doesn’t compel you to change, to transform, to become.Small goals are easy to reach. One of the reasons people make diminutive goals is because they know they can reach them without any real effort or struggle on their part. In some cases, people make goals that they have already reached, like the business that sets a goal for 5 percent growth, knowing they already all but achieved that goal.The only thing worse than small goals is having no goals at all, allowing “The Drift,” all the external forces in life, to take you in a direction that is not of your choosing.The Value in Big GoalsBig goals are everything that small goals are not.Big goals require much more of you. To reach big goals, you must start by being intentional and planning your approach, something that may not be necessary with small goals. The amount of planning required to reach the big goal you set is going to be proportional to the size of your goal. You are not going to be able to wing it and achieve big goals.You also must become the kind of person who can reach those goals, what is perhaps the best and most important outcome from setting your sights on something more substantial. Only big goals cause you to transform yourself. Big goals require you to change your beliefs, your actions, and your disciplines (I like the word “disciplines” and find it more powerful than the word “habit,” as one described intentionality and power, and the other suggests the opposite).Big Goals Mean Not SettlingWe don’t make big goals because we are afraid we will not achieve them. We hesitate to commit to them because we know that big goals require real change on our part. So rather than setting big goals, failing, and still producing transformational results, we settle.When you set small goals, you are settling. You are settling for being something less than you are capable of becoming. You settle for doing less than you are capable of and producing a smaller result than you might have created. You are settling for having less than you might have and contributing less than you could have.Not Stretch Goals. Goals That Stretch You.Big goals prevent you from settling. Instead, they force you to stretch. Instead of setting the target of 5 percent growth, you set a goal to double the business, an idea that any reasonable person would find outrageous.The first question one hears when sharing their big goal is the incredulous responses of people who are afraid of the big goal. The typical response sounds something like, “That’s impossible?” What you are hearing is another person’s belief about what they are capable of, not what is possible, and a response that says nothing about what is possible for you. The truth of the matter is that if someone else is already producing the result you defined as your big goal, that outcome is undoubtedly possible for you.The second question people ask about big goals is better, and it’s the question that contains a large portion of the power in big goals. The follow-up question is some variation of, “How on Earth do you propose to do that?” Indeed, how on earth do you propose to reach your big goal? Your big goals cause you to struggle with all you are going to have to change to reach your goal.Be AfraidThere is no reason to set goals that don’t frighten you. If the goal has no power to cause you to worry about how you are going to need to be different, as well as all the things you will need to do differently, then it isn’t big enough.When you miss reaching your big goal, the result you produce dwarfs any you would have created would you have set a smaller target. A goal that requires little effort on your part likely results in you giving it no effort at all. Goals that frighten you compel you to take the massive actions necessary to reach your big goals.
The fierce public relations war over genetically modified (GM) food has a new front. A nonprofit group opposed to GM products filed a flurry of freedom of information requests late last month with at least four U.S. universities, asking administrators to turn over any correspondence between a dozen academic researchers and a handful of agricultural companies, trade groups, and PR firms. The scientists—many of whom have publicly supported agricultural biotechnologies—are debating how best to respond, and at least one university has already rejected the request.“It seems like a fishing expedition to me,” says geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California (UC), Davis, one of six UC researchers targeted by the requests. “I am very worried [the correspondence] is going to be used to sully the reputations of scientists.” The tactic is familiar in another controversial area, climate science, where researchers have faced an avalanche of document requests from climate change skeptics.The group, U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) of Oakland, California, says it has no vendetta. It has targeted only researchers who have written articles posted on GMO Answers, a website backed by food and biotechnology firms, and work in states with laws that require public institutions to share many internal documents on request, says Executive Director Gary Ruskin. 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In an e-mail, Ruskin writes that he was incorrect on this point and apologized for the error. He says he requested documents from the scientists with no connection to GMO Answers as a result of their public statements pertaining to California’s 2012 GM food labeling proposition, which was defeated.)Ruskin is no stranger to the GM food debate. He helped manage an unsuccessful 2012 effort to pass a California ballot initiative requiring the labeling of food products containing GM ingredients. Late last year, he helped found USRTK, which works “to expose what the food industry doesn’t want us to know. … We stand up for the right to know what is in our food and how it affects our health.” The group’s three board members include Juliet Schor, a prominent economist at Boston College. USRTK’s website says its sole major donor (more than $5000) is the Organic Consumers Association, a nonprofit group based in Finland, Minnesota, which has donated $47,500.In the requests, Ruskin seeks any letters and e-mails exchanged after 2012 between the scientists and 14 companies and groups. The list includes Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, major biotech and grocery trade groups, and communications firms including FleishmanHillard and Ogilvy & Mather. “The records disclosed … will be used in preparation of articles for dissemination to the public,” states one request obtained by ScienceInsider.Many researchers are awaiting advice from university lawyers on how to respond. Kevin Folta, a biologist and biotech researcher at the University of Florida in Gainesville, would like to comply. But he anticipates trouble. “Unfortunately, when you skim through the 70,000 e-mails I have … [USRTK] will find opportunities to pull out a sentence and use it against me,” he predicts. “They will show I have 200 e-mails from big ag companies. While it is former students … or chitchat about someone’s kids, it won’t matter. They’ll report, ‘Kevin Folta had 200 emails with Monsanto and Syngenta,’ as a way to smear me.”USRTK has asked food allergy researcher Richard Goodman, a former Monsanto employee who has been at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, since 2004, for any correspondence with his old firm related to a controversial study led by biologist Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen in France. The study, which claimed that GM foods caused health problems in rats, was published in Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2012 but was withdrawn in 2013, the same year Goodman became an associate editor of the journal.Toxicologist Bruce Chassy, who retired in 2012 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, understands why he is a target. “I suspect a disclosure would make me look bad,” he says, noting he regularly interacts with firms that produce GM products and has urged them to do more to answer the technology’s critics. But the school’s lawyers rejected USRTK’s request on 4 February, noting Chassy no longer works at the university.USRTK says its requests are designed to promote transparency in a controversial research arena. But some researchers worry they will also have a chilling effect on academic freedom. “Your first inclination … is to stop talking about the subject,” Van Eenennaam says. “But that’s what they want. And I don’t want to be intimidated.”*Update, 13 February, 3:10 p.m.: This article has been updated to clarify that a number of the researchers receiving freedom of information requests have no connection to the GMO Answers website.
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Anthony Joshua promoter says rematch with Andy Ruiz will happen Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from MPBLMANILA, Philippines—Former senator Jinggoy Estrada is about to get himself busy despite losing in the recently-concluded 2019 midterm elections.Estrada, who placed 15th in the senatorial race, said he’d turn his focus to his basketball team the San Juan Knights in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess In his first public appearance since the losing the senatorial race, Estrada said he has high hopes for the MPBL’s defending champions even likening his ball club to the iconic Barangay Ginebra franchise of the PBA.“Now that I don’t have work, I’d rather turn my attention to then team,” said Estrada in Filipino during the team’s press conference Wednesday at Café Ysabel in San Juan. “Also, I might go back to acting that’s why I’m getting some skincare in.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEstrada, who co-owns the Knights, said his team has the same never-say-die attitude that has made the Gin Kings one of the most popular franchises in the PBA with 14 trophies.“The players have the determination, they have the heart to win, that’s why I think this is the Ginebra of the MPBL,” said Estrada. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The Knights proved that in Game 5 of the finals of the past season against Davao when they came back from five points down, 84-79, with 1:48 left in dramatic fashion to win the title on the road.Jhonard Clarito spearheaded the Knights’ rally, scoring the team’s final four points.“Why Ginebra? They have that never say die attitude,” said Estrada. “If you remember our last game against Davao, that could’ve been a lost cause but the boys never gave up because they were really determined.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
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Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to come back stronger for the coming season after suffering a knee injury in Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 final earlier this month. (Also read: Usual suspects dominate UEFA’s Best Player in Europe shortlist)The Real Madrid forward, who is in this year’s Best Player in Europe shortlist, was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after 25 minutes in the final against hosts France. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo shows why he’s the undisputed boss of world football)”I just wanted to thank all my fans,” Ronaldo said in a video on his Instagram account.”I wanted to tell them that all is well and that I will come back much stronger. Thank you, long live Portugal.”The 31-year-old, who racked up 51 goals in 48 games last season, scored the decisive penalty to seal Real’s second Champions League final success over local rivals Atletico Madrid in three years. (Also read: Knee injury will sideline Cristiano Ronaldo from European Supercup)La Liga runners-up Real begin their 2016-17 campaign, in what will be manager Zinedine Zidane’s first full season in charge, away to Real Sociedad on Aug. 21.