Fear Grips Margibians

first_imgThe compound of the government-owned hospital, the C.H. Rennie, in Kakata, Margibi County,  was heavily barricaded by the Liberia National Police Support Unit (PSU) Wednesday when news broke that more than 13 persons there were in critical condition as a result of contracting the deadly Ebola virus.Two ambulances were seen moving at terrific speed flashing lights with sirens to and fro on the principal streets of Kakata and the C. H. Rennie Hospital. This triggered intense fear among Kakata residents.The residents included  relatives whose families were reported to have been diagnosed positive of the virus and were seen standing a distance from the hospital compound while health workers were busy arranging the transport of suspected Ebola patients to Monrovia.Speaking to the Daily Observer Wednesday, August 6, on condition of anonymity, a nurse of the C.H. Rennie Hospital said about 13 persons were in isolation room due to their extremely poor health condition.She told our reporter, “Thirteen persons are currently in the isolation room, all of them are showing the signs and symptoms of the deadly disease. Among the 13,  she said, three may not live to see tomorrow (Thursday) because their condition is growing from bad to worse.”When our Margibi County Correspondent contacted health officials to make comment, they refused saying they were too were busy with patients at the hospital and could not talk to any journalist.In chat with the Daily Observer at his office, the County Superintendent, John Zubah Buway, said the  medical report from the Rennie Hospital suggests that 12 health workers at the hospital were quarantined.According to him, out of the 12, three have been diagnosed positive of the virus. He said there was a report of two dead.In another development, Supt. Buway said that there are reports of mysterious deaths in the county. On Wednesday August 6, 2014, he said, he received reports of additional Ebola cases. A lady died on Wednesday morning in the Benda Community area in Kakata city, he said. On the same day, a pastor (name not given) also died in the Harbel community area after going to visit his friend in that part of Margibi County.Meanwhile, the Margibi County Superintendent has announced the amount of US$20,000 to help fight the Ebola epidemic. He said the US$20,000 is from the County Development Funds.The money will be used to carry out sensitization including awareness and education on preventive measures against the Ebola vi­rus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deputy Police Commissioner Flogs Junior Officer for ‘Loving to his Fiancée’

first_imgJohn Saah, Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Public Safety-Charged and forwarded to court for prosecutionJohn Saah, the deputy commissioner and chief of public safety of the Liberia National Police (LNP), accused of authorizing the flogging of a Police Inspector Mark Kardamie for having  extra-marital affairs with the commissioner’s fiancée, has been charged and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.Saah, together with Superintendent Kais Sampson, Chris Doe and Rodney Macauley of the Major Crimes Unit, are currently standing trial for the commission of the crime of aggravated assault. Earlier, Associate Magistrate Eric Cooper had written Police Inspector General (IG) Patrick Sudue to have  the defendants attend the court’s hearing into the matter.A document, addressed to IG Sudue, and obtained from the court by the Daily Observer, supported Magistrate Cooper’s claim about the refusal of the accused to appear before the court, despite numerous communications from the court for them to do so.Officer Mark Kardamie, while treating wounds he sustained from the flogging.The communication, dated June 28 and signed by Associate Magistrate Cooper, requested IG Sudue to disrobe and turn the officers over to the court on July 2, but that request Sudue allegedly failed to honor.“These officers are currently before the court for trial for the crime of aggravated assault, but have appeared in court in their official police uniforms contrary to our laws regarding appearance of offices before court for trial,” the letter claimed.Cooper’s letter complained that Saah and his men, though they were released after posting US$5,000 bond, failed, refused and neglected to appear before the court to commence their case.The case against Saah and his colleagues stemmed from a letter written to Police Inspector-General Sudue by Senator Thomas Grupee of Nimba County, also chairman on the Senate Committee on National Defense, Intelligence and Veteran Affairs , in which the lawmaker informed Sudue to conduct an immediate probe of Inspector Kardamie’s complaint against Saah and the other officers.“I mandate that you launch an immediate investigation into the matter and furnish the committee with your findings within a week, upon  receipt of this communication as the nature of the case involves the image of the LNP, which is one of the prominent concerns of the committee,” Grupee’s letter, dated May 21, 2018, said.It was based on that communication that Sudue  launched an immediate investigation that led to the imposition of aggravated assault charges against Saah and the other officers.Before Grupee’s letter demanding an immediate investigation, on March 27, Kardamie complained to Sudue against Saah and Sampson, accusing them of committing unethical breaches of his rights.That communication was ignored by Sudue, which led Kardamie to write a letter of complaint to Sen. Grupee. The action led to the subsequent charges against the accused that includes Saah.In that complaint, Kardamie explained that his ordeal started in 2016, when he and Sampson transacted the sale of a Black Camry vehicle, which Sampson refused to pay. Therefore, Kardamie decided to lodge a complaint against Sampson to then IG Gregory Coleman and the LNP’s Professional Standards Division.In his complaint Kardamie claimed that Saah had also accused him of being in ‘extra-marital affair’ with his fiancée (not named).Kardamie also claimed that he does not know the lady in question.“Because of that, I have been humiliated and subjected to torture by the two senior officers,” Kardamie’s letter to Sen. Grupee alleged.Kardamie explained further that in 2016, while on his way home from the United Methodist University (UMU), where he attends, before reaching the Ashmum Street’s Metro 2 Police Depot, Superintendent Sampson approached him and inquired whether he had received his money from the LNP’s Professional Standard Division, where Kardamie had lodged a complaint him about his refusal to pay for his vehicle.While he and Sampson were conversing about the transaction, Kardamie claimed that Sampson swore to not pay him a penny.Afterwards, Kardamie alleged that Sampson gave orders to the other officers to get him out of his sight “because I was disturbing him, so they beat me unmercifully.”At that moment, Kardamie claimed that one of Sampson’s bodyguards, identified as Mack Kollie, held him from the back and they started beating him right in front of Sampson, who stood there without saying a word.In the process of breaking loose from Sampson’s men, Kardamie claimed that Saah arrived on the scene and began to hit him on his head with the handset radio that caused him to bleed profusely from the head.Scar on Mark Kardamie’s head after he was reportedly flogged“When I lay on the ground bleeding, Saah ordered that I be dragged from in front of the police depot which the officers did,” Kardamie claimed in the letter.Kardamie also said that Saah and Sampson told him that they know IG Sudue personally and, as such, whatsoever they would do, nothing will come out of it.After the incident, Kardamie claimed that he wrote IG Sudue on March 27 and made several follows-ups, but to no avail. It was when Kardamie claimed that Sudue set an April 13 date for them to meet him at his conference room.Unfortunately, Kardamie alleged, Sudue through one of his female officers, told him about the cancellation of the Sudue’s called meeting.Since then, Kardamie claimed Sudue, through aware of his complaint, was yet to reschedule the meeting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Briefs: NBA, players’ union remain committed to New Orleans

first_img A Duke wide receiver was charged in the traffic death of another driver after a weekend accident in Reidsville, N.C. Raphael Chestnut was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, the state Highway Patrol said. Douglas Smith, 50, died at the scene, the patrol said. A defensive back for a minor league football team in Daytona Beach, Fla., who was knocked unconscious in a helmet-to-helmet block, died from a broken neck, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Javan Camon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender for the Daytona Beach Thunder of the World Indoor Football League, probably was killed instantly Monday, said Dave Byron, Volusia County spokesman, speaking on behalf of the medical examiner. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Monday, Hunter told New York Newsday that, “If the union is not convinced that the city can accommodate the All-Star Game, it’s an issue that will be subject to litigation between the union and the league.” Hunter was responding to questions about whether New Orleans could handle the event, after there were hundreds of arrests and complaints about the crowds during All-Star weekend in Las Vegas. The NBA and its players’ association reiterated their commitment to New Orleans on Tuesday, a day after union director Billy Hunter said he could sue over the league’s plans to host its next All-Star Game there. Hunter plans to fly to New Orleans next week for his first visit to the city since Hurricane Katrina and will meet with city officials and look into accommodations for players and their guests. center_img New York Knicks guardJamal Crawford could miss the rest of the regular season with a stress fracture of his right ankle. University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Lute Olson labeled speculation that he has Parkinson’s disease “a vicious, vicious rumor” that is “totally false.” “I have gotten some calls about rumors and certain radio stations running some things about me having Parkinson’s, which is a complete lie,” the 72-year-old coach said at his weekly news conference in Tucson, Ariz. “I have physicals like everyone else does. There is absolutely no medical indication of any type of problem.” FOOTBALL: Defensive tackle Hollis Thomas has agreed to a four-year, $12 million contract to remain with the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Damon Huard has agreed to a three- year, $7.5 million contract to stay with Kansas City. last_img read more

Exclusive – Pardew a poor man-manager, claims former player

first_imgDon Hutchinson believes Crystal Palace would be appointing the right man in Alan Pardew, but criticised the 53-year-old’s man-management style.The former West Ham boss is expected to leave Newcastle United in favour of a move to the Eagles, following Neil Warnock’s dismissal from the club.  “Alan Pardew comes out and says he hasn’t got an ego and he’s not big time – he is, absolutely,” Hutchinson told The Sports Bar. “But, that’s the sort of make-up that makes him a decent manager.“When he puts a tracksuit on and he coaches he is actually a very, very good coach. Some of his sessions were absolutely outstanding.“He’s just not a good man-manager and I think for me, especially in the Premier League and in the modern day, you have got to have that in your locker.But Hutchinson admitted Pardew’s pending move to Palace is a good fit for both clubs.“Newcastle have done really well out of it,” Hutchinson added. “If Mike Ashley can get £4 million or £5m compensation in then that’s good for Newcastle.“Palace are getting a guy who will be enthusiastic there, it’s something new for him, it‘ll be a challenge. I just hope that his man-management style has changed over the years.“He’s got a difficult job to get them united with good team spirit, but I genuinely believe that he can keep them up [in the Premier League].”last_img read more


first_imgHarry in his new Donegal GAA wellies – Pic courtesy of stockists McElhinneys of BallybofeyLITTLE Harry McGlynn may one day follow in his dad’s footsteps to All-Ireland glory!But he wasn’t getting fitted for football boots today – he was getting his new wellington boots instead.Harry – son of Frank and Diane McGlynn – looked as pleased as punch as he got his new wellies at McElhinneys in Ballybofey. The Donegal GAA wellies, first pitched on TV’s Dragon’s Den, are the latest craze in GAA fashion. DONEGAL GAA STAR’S SON GETS HIS NEW COUNTY WELLIES! was last modified: May 17th, 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:DONEGAL GAA STAR’S SON GETS HIS NEW COUNTY WELLIES!last_img read more


first_imgAll Pix – NorthWestNewsPixPICTURE SPECIAL: PIX JOE BOLAND/NORTHWESTNEWSPIX: Donegal County Council honoured Finn Harps Football Club with a civic reception this evening in the County House, Lifford.This reception was hosted to mark not only Finn Harps promotion to the premier division of the League of Ireland but also to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the community through their many programmes and initiatives.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan expressed his delight at being in a position to recognise and honour the many achievements and outstanding contributions of Finn Harps Football Club to, not only Ballybofey and Stranorlar, but to the entire county. “Finn Harps Football Club have a Senior Team, an under 19 and an under 17 team, they have an academy with 130 children registered and they reach as many as 5,000 children through their schools programme. Finn Harps Football Club is an exemplar of how sport can be used as a tool to reach out and touch the lives of children and young people throughout our communities,” he said.“The Finn Harps Road Safety Schools Art Competition has become an annual event in the road safety calendar in Donegal with up to 400 children entering the competition each year. This competition has helped the Council along with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group to put road safety at the top of the agenda for children and young people.“This year again, the Finn Harps Football Club are ahead of the curve with their Eat Right, Play Right schools programme which they are delivering in association with Donegal Sports Partnership and which is the first of it’s kind in the country.“Finn Harps generates approximately €305,000 for the local economy annually and this year it will be closer to €500,000. They make a huge contribution to the local economy in Ballybofey and Stranorlar with 4,000 people in town for the recent Derry City match and 1,500 people on average attending their home games every second week. “Finn Harps is a fan owned club and their supporters is at the heart of all their achievements and I am delighted, on behalf of the elected members of Donegal County Council and the management and staff of the Council to recognise and honour both their sporting achievements and their outstanding contribution to our community.” PICTURE SPECIAL: MAYOR HOSTS CIVIC RECEPTION FOR FINN HARPS was last modified: May 16th, 2016 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:Donegal County Councilfinn harpslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Rose Tamara PayneOne week on since being crowned as the Ulster Rose, Tamara Payne speaks to DonegalDaily about her delight with getting through to the final stage of the Rose of Tralee competition.Last week at the Regional Festival in Portlaoise, Tamara from Ardara was one of just six Irish Roses to be put forward to appear at the Rose of Tralee festival in August.Tamara was interviewed by host Dáithí Ó Sé on Friday, May 30. Being onstage with the Kerryman was quite relaxing, she said. “He makes you feel very at home, very relaxed and he was so much fun.” Tamara’s talent piece is reading poetry. On Friday last, she read a poem entitled “Be Yourself”. For the August festival, she hopes to have written a poem of her own to read. Despite going on to study Law in LYIT, Tamara has a great interest in the written word. “English was my favourite subject in school and I always loved writing,” she said.The 28 Roses that are going though to the final Tralee Festival stage of the competition were announced on Sunday.To hear her name called out was great, Tamara said. “It was unbelievable. I was so shocked but I was absolutely delighted. Mum and Dad and everybody just went mad, they were so excited,” she said.Tamara and the 60 other Roses had a great experience in Portlaoise last week – seeing local attractions and meeting local people in the community. The Cuisle cancer support centre was a very touching experience, Tamara said. She also attended street parties, took part in a vintage car parade, and had lunch in the beautiful Castle Durrow.Thinking ahead to Tralee, Tamara is not sure what to expect. She said that she feels reassured to have already met Dáithí and the other Roses. “You have friends already made by the time you go down there,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”Although Tamara has already started dress shopping for the big night, she hasn’t found “the one” yet.It’s an exciting time for the 19-year-old student. “I’ve met lots of different people since I was chosen as the Donegal Rose and it’s lovely because I’ve met lots of different people from different countries.”“People are starting to recognise me now.” Life as the Ulster Rose has been very different from the ordinary, she said. “It’s great fun at the same time.” In the summer months coming up to the competition, Tamara will work in the local Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara. She will also continue to present her radio show on OweneaFM on Saturdays. She will, of course, be preparing for Tralee and doing lots of shopping in the meantime.The Rose of Tralee Festival will run from 15-19 August.ULSTER ROSE TAMARA: ‘PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO RECOGNISE ME NOW’ was last modified: June 6th, 2014 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:donegalRose of TraleeTamara PayneUlsterlast_img read more

Mayday, Mayday! ‘Get your car for free @ DMG’ giveaway gets underway

first_imgA major competition has kicked off at DMG Motors Donegal this month, where one lucky customer will win a free car!This May Day competition isn’t just for one day though, as people will have a whole year to get their names in the hat.Everyone who purchases a used car from DMG Motors between May 2019 and May 2020 will receive an entry to a draw to get the price of their car back. Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh helped kick-start the campaign this week and explained how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3!The three-step entry is:1 – Buy a used car from DMG Motors Donegal Town 2 – Like DMG Motors on Facebook3 – Tag your friends in the Facebook offer page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw.The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020Stephen McCaul – General Manager of DMG Motors – with Kevin McHugh – Head of the Finn Harps AcademyAnd you’ll be spoilt for choice if you are looking for a used car at DMG Motors. They have a wide range of makes, years and price points to suit every driver. The team are always on hand to answer questions as they pride themselves on selling quality second-hand cars and abiding by the highest levels of customer service. So, if you’re thinking about a used car this year, there’s no better time to see what DMG Motors have for you. And there could be no better extra than the chance to win the price back for free! Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ieSee the Facebook offer for giveaway T&Cs: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Mayday, Mayday! ‘Get your car for free @ DMG’ giveaway gets underway was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:carscompetitionDMG MOTORSDonegal TowndrawFinn Harps AcademygiveawayKevin McHughused carsvideolast_img read more

Warriors to rest Thompson, Green, Iguodala, Livingston vs. Suns

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr reimplemented a tactic he used in past seasons in hopes to keep his star players fresh. He has started rested them.The Warriors will sit All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green as well as established veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston in Monday’s exhibition game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena. That leaves All-Stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant starting with third-year center Damian Jones, fourth-year forward Kevon Looney and …last_img

Despite uncertainty around her injury, Lycha Ebon confident she can return this season

first_imgFEU rookie Lycha Ebon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University’s star rookie Lycha Ebon is set to undergo another MRI scan to fully determine the extent of her knee injuryFEU Athletic Director Mark Molina said on Friday that Ebon, who suffered the injury last on April 24, will be out for another three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Marck Espejo back in town as overseas grind takes toll on his shoulder Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Lycha will be re-evaluated after the Holy Week and for sure she’ll be out until the 21st of April. Maybe the Monday or Tuesday after Easter she’ll be reevaluated,” said Molina after FEU’s 25-15, 16-25, 12-25, 25-22, 17-15 win over University of the East.“We can’t say for sure what happened to Lycha but we’ll know after three weeks.”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, logisticsEbon had amassed a total of 115 points before her injury and she was the fifth best scorer in the league at that time.Molina said that Dr. Randy Molo is also hesitant to give a full diagnosis since Ebon’s first MRI was done almost immediately after the game. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “He’s seen Lycha he wants to test it after three weeks and then maybe to do another MRI,” said Molina. “We’ll see if she can still play this season.”Ebon us confident that her injury isn’t that severe even though she’s heard people say that it could be a torn anterior cruciate ligament.“I’m not scared and I don’t know why I’m like this even though some people say it might be an ACL injury,” said Ebon in Filipino. “I think it’s not the case because I can still move it around.”If Ebon does recover in time, she’ll miss FEU’s games against University of the Philippines, National University, Ateneo, and University of Santo Tomas.“I will go to therapy and functional stability exercises and whatever the coaches tell me to do I have to do it,” said Ebon. “And yes I’m confident I can come back this season.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more