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Solutions put forward to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana

first_img Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By admin – December 9, 2016 Twitter Google+ Solutions put forward to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 6/12/16Next articleBroadcasting of ‘Atlantic’ documentary prompts further calls for Government intervention admin Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A number of solutions have been put forward in a bid to ease traffic congestion in Buncrana.Long tailbacks on the Cockhill road have been an on-going problem in the town and this in turn restricts access to the Main Street from St. Mary’s road.The issue was raised at this week’s sitting of the Inishowen Municipal District with three different options considered.Local Councillor Nicholas Crossan is hopeful one can be implemented in order to solve the problem:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nicholascross1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Poor Buzzi Quarter—Another Great GOL Opportunity Missed!

first_imgThey and their ancestors have been there since the first several years of President Arthur Barclay’s Administration. It was he who in 1904 established the Liberian Frontier Force (LFF), now Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).Yes, it was the Lormas of Lofa County who first volunteered and were recruited to join the LFF. These patriotic Liberians came in droves to join LFF, along with their wives and children, to be joined by other family and ethnic members.The LFF, however, could not accommodate all of them within the barracks, which were named the Barclay Training Center (BTC), in honor of President Arthur Barclay. Many of the LFF soldiers’ relations, therefore, settled in a slum area next to the barracks, and that area became known as “Buzzi Quarter,” after a powerful Lorma chief named Buzzi. The name was so popular that it became synonymous with the tribe. Because the soldiers’ wages were so low, they could not afford plusher accommodations elsewhere for their relatives who, therefore, stayed right next door to BTC. They have for over a century remained in that slum environment with no proper housing, no running water and no adequate toilet and sanitation facilities. Buzzi Quarter has thus remained the slum closest to Liberia’s power center, ever since the late 1950s and early 1960s when the Capitol Building, home of the National Legislature, the Temple of Justice and presidential palace, the Executive Mansion (1964), were erected. Then about three years ago our Chinese friends, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), decided to give to our President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a most generous gift—US$60 million to build a Ministerial Complex to house Liberia’s Executive offices. This newspaper quickly jumped to the rescue of Buzzi Quarter and suggested that the area be chosen as the location for the new Ministerial Complex. We gave what we thought were three tangible reasons. First, it would at once remove the smelly sore eye from underneath the seat of Liberia’s power center.Second, it would place all of the government ministries in direct and most convenient distance from the country’s power center—the Capitol Building, the Temple of Justice and the Executive Mansion. And third, it would at once clean out one of the capital city’s worst slum areas and turn it into a modern part of the Monrovia metropolis. Pitched against the backdrop of the picturesque Atlantic Ocean, the citing of the Ministerial Complex at Buzzi Quarter would turn the entire area into one of the most beautiful and glittering tourist attractions in the Liberian capital!In order to buttress its proposal and make it more palatable, the Daily Observer sent its former Lofa Correspondent, now assigned to the Environment and Roads, Edwin Fayia, to talk with the Buzzi Quarter people to find out how they would react to the Ministerial Complex being built in their area. The people—every single one of them—wholeheartedly welcomed the idea and let it be known that they would willingly be relocated. “We cannot and will not stand in the way of development,” they told Fayia. But GOL would have none of that. Instead, GOL demanded that ELWA, to which the Tubman administration awarded several acres of land on the Atlantic Ocean for an international evangelical radio station, a hospital and schools, cede some of their land for the Ministerial Complex. The Daily Observer editorially said that would be unwise for three reasons. First, it would be too far from the center of power; second, how would GOL employees travel to and from work with traffic blocked when there was a major national or international sporting or other event at the S.K.D. Sports Complex? And third, the newspaper warned the government that it should not try to pick fuss with God. Tubman had given the land to the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) to promote evangelism through broadcasting, education and health—all serious religious initiatives. Who in his or her right mind could quarrel with that? The GOL backed off and decided to place the Ministerial Center at Peace Island, but the tens of thousands of people, mostly ex-soldiers, already inhabiting there vigorously resisted. So finally, GOL has decided to squeeze the Ministerial Complex in the immediate vicinity of the unfinished Defense Ministry building.We still strongly believe that GOL’s failure to transform the Buzzi Quarter slum into a glittering, paved, tree-lined, Ministerial Park, FREELY built with money our Chinese friends are willing to spend, would be a most painful, most pitiful and most unfortunate opportunity missed! Share 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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Alcantara helps fire Bayern into last eight

first_imgVagner Love scored a consolation goal for Besiktas before back-up Bayern striker Sandro Wagner came off the bench to mark his Champions League debut with a goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Second half substitute Sandro Wagner chested in a third from close range to seal the win on the night for the Germans. Photo/DMISTANBUL, Turkey, Mar 14 – Bayern Munich reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday as their 3-1 win at Besiktas in the second leg of their last-16 tie sealed an 8-1 aggregate win.Thiago Alcantara gave Bayern a first-half lead in Istanbul before a Gokhan Gonul own goal extended Bayern’s advantage early in the second half.last_img read more

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Africa ‘must engage its diaspora’

first_img24 April 2006African leaders must build bridges to Africans living outside of the continent, says former Zambian president Kenneth Kuanda.Kaunda was speaking to journalists in Johannesburg on Friday after the latest African Presidential Roundtable, an annual meeting in which former African presidents review progress on the establishment of democracy and good governance around the continent.During their two-day meeting at the University of the Witwatersrand, the seven former presidents attending this year’s Roundtable focused their discussions on Africans in the diaspora.Noting that African Americans earned an annual aggregate income of around US$750-billion, Kaunda said this economic potential needed to be harnessed for Africa’s development.40 000 African PhDsBesides helping to boost African economies, tapping the talent in the diaspora could help reverse skills shortage in Africa.“There are 200 000 African scientists in the United States, which is more than we have on the entire continent,” Kaunda said. “There are 40 000 African PhDs living outside the continent.“It is important to do more than lay out a welcome mat to encourage our brothers and sisters to come back home.“We must develop strategies to recruit and encourage and demonstrate that we are serious about their return. The strategies for doing so start with African leaders leading the way in building a bridge to the diaspora.“The time for talk and romanticising the necessity for coming together is past. The time is now for action,” Kaunda said.Telling Africa’s storyThe Roundtable also suggested the development of a multimedia campaign and a strategy to engage major media outlets in order to encourage a more “fair and balanced” coverage of the continent.“A plan should be devised to encourage more American non-governmental organisations and non-commercial media forums to create new paradigms for training Western and African journalists covering emerging African democracies,” Kaunda said.“A strategy must be developed to encourage leading American schools of journalism and journalism organisations to develop specific tracks for covering emerging economies and developing democracies, particularly in Africa.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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11 Observations

first_imgIf you are going to be successful, you are going to have to work with people with whom you disagree. The more effectively you can do so, the better leader you become.The fastest and easiest way to get what you need from somebody is to help them get what they need. What they need is always something deeper than what is presented. What you need is also always something deeper than what you present.What you heard and what was said are different. Work harder to discern what was said and don’t worry so much about what you heard.Persuasion is better than force. Force is often the tool of choice for the unpersuasive. Persuasion generates buy-in. Force generates resistance.At their core, all problems are the result of a scarcity mindset and a lack of resourcefulness. The universe knows no scarcity. Perhaps not coincidentally, neither does the human imagination.All human beings seek meaning, significance. They need to know that they matter and that they can make a difference. We follow people who provide that meaning.The fastest way to cure a foul mood is to do something to help someone else. The second fastest way is to exercise. The best way to avoid a foul mood in the first place is to get enough sleep.You are the greatest obstacle to your own success. The sooner you recognize this fact and act on it the sooner you produce better results in all areas of your life.You have a story that you tell about yourself. Change the meaning of the events in that story and you change your future (for good or for ill).Adversity is a gift cleverly wrapped in a breath-taking challenge. Unwrap it and grow.Each day, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This is true no matter what happens on this little spinning rock we call home. Don’t worry too much.last_img read more

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Wind River to showcase edge cloud compute applications at Mobile World Congress

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Tour de France: Peter Sagan wins stage 13 after sprint finish – as it happened

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2009 Trends of the Game breakfast

first_imgThe annual Trends of the Game breakfast was held at the Panthers Sports Club with Australian coaches Peter Bell (18’s Girls), Kerry Norman (Women’s Open) and Tony Trad (Men’s Open) taking turns to speak to the audience about all things touch. Australian Mixed Open player Tony Eltakchi was the MC for the event. Bell spoke about constructing an elite game plan and the tactics younger players need in order to step up to the next level. He also told how the planning he had in place helped contribute to leading his 18’s Girls team to victory in the Youth Trans Tasman earlier this year. His speech consisted of elements of the game including A’s, line attack, driving, mid-field defence and line defence. He also spoke about the formula of success = preparation. Norman spoke of the principle of rucking and its importance and that controlling the ball can ensure that you control the game. Norman also spoke of her observations of rucking issues on day one competition at the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships and how to solve these problems. Tony Trad was next to take the stage, teaching the crowd about principles of line attack and acting half running. He told the audience about high and low percentage options and phase play and the significance of seeking help from the best in the business. “It’s really important to answer questions here at the presentation, at the fields, or via email…the purpose of these breakfasts is that TFA are trying to make resources available to you and we are part of those resources,” Trad said. You can be sure that the players, coaches and referees that attended the event will no doubt try to implement the things they learnt at the breakfast throughout the rest of the tournament.last_img read more

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10 months agoMounie thanks Huddersfield away support after Fulham defeat

first_imgMounie thanks Huddersfield away support after Fulham defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie praised the traveling support after defeat at Fulham.Over 2,000 Huddersfield supporters were in London for the 1-0 loss.Mpounie told htafc.com: “Our fans are always amazing and amazing to me as well.“I will thank them for that, they are always behind us and appreciate us and we all appreciate that.“That’s why I am sad today because we don’t give them enough, give them wins or draws to cheer and that’s why I’m really sad.“I hope they will keep going because we need that, we need their full support until the end of the season.“The dressing room, today, is very sad with the result, but we have the quality to change these results.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Lampard: Chelsea fans are smart. They know we’re improving

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Lampard: Chelsea fans are smart. They know we’re improvingby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that everyone who follows the club knows they are improving.Lampard was speaking about the disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool.He believes the team are making progress on all fronts and thinks that fans can see that progression with their eyes.”Chelsea fans are smart in terms of football,” Lampard said to the club’s official website.”The older fans have seen a lot and those from the more modern era have seen a lot with different managers and different styles, but they are certainly now in a position where I think they are really behind us in terms of where we are at.”That is a club with a ban that has lost Eden and two strikers from what we had last year in terms of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain. “Now we have younger players who I think the fans are very ready to be patient with. And they will need to be, but at the same time the rules always remain the same, if you show passion and fight and desire to play for the club, as we showed, then fans will respect that whether you win, lose or draw.”That is why the performance was appreciated and when you lose, sometimes that is when you need it even more. “It is that feeling of togetherness and now the players must take that on and show that every week. The same desires, the same passion, keep improving all the time and move forward.” last_img read more

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