The local superintendent of Glakon Statutory District #2, in Grand Bassa County has stressed the need for national government to reintroduce and enforce its ‘Liberianization Policy’ to help boost the country’s economy.Superintendent Morris A. Siryon made the utterance last Monday, during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his office in the district.Mr. Siryon said the reintroduction of the Liberianization Policy will encourage Liberian businesses be it wholesalers or retailers as “it is government’s responsibility.He noted that it was predicated upon this commitment that government expediently introduced and enforced the Liberianization Policy in the 1970s to strengthen sectors of the economy that were aimed at supporting Liberians without any discrimination.When reintroduced and enforced, the policy should only be restricted to Liberians who engage in the business of retailers and wholesalers of flour, rice, gas stations, and all kinds of drinks among others, through the Ministry of Commerce rather than foreign businessmen who are said to be engaged in retailing and wholesaling with huge loans to help them prosper.Mr. Siryon regretted that the policy was reportedly suspended by the regime of the late President Samuel Kanyan Doe in the 1980s when he became Head of State of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC), a Military Government.He reiterated that if Liberians are given the opportunities to get loans backed by the policy, they will earn more profits to enable them invest in the country rather than foreign businessmen taking the money from Liberia and invest same in their countries.“Liberians will make immense contributions towards the economy to help rebuild post war Liberia if the policy takes immediate effect,” he underscored.“We are not against foreign businessmen who we can claim to be our partners in progress, but let Liberians be given preference to taste the fruits of the policy” he pleaded.He reminded government that the reintroduction and enforcement of the policy will definitely provide job opportunities for educated and skillful Liberian job-seekers in the country.He said the policy will also benefit educated students upon whose shoulders Liberia depends to help revamp the economy that will transform post war Liberia and the living standards of the war-torn citizens.He is therefore appealing to national government to see ‘all reasons’ and reintroduce and enforce the policy to enable Liberians get jobs, operate businesses for the booming of the economy through payment of taxes instead of wholly depending on foreign business people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
(L-R) Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D., Prof. Alaric K. Tokpa and Martin K. N. Kollie .As Liberia and other African countries fall into a leadership crisis and a daunting economic future, three prominent Liberian social-political activists participated in a forum and presented a perspective on Liberia’s future, a release has said.The forum, according to a release, saw a major PowerPoint presentation by Liberia’s award-winning scientist and social activist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, who presented the “New Vision Liberia” and an urgent patriotic call to “Rescue Liberia.”Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa and gained its independence in 1847, but its national life appears to be reduced to a bleak future.In contrast, Dr. Nyan presented an overall view of a New Vision for Liberia, saying, “The New Vision is a renewed patriotic platform that encourages every citizen to fight against corruption and mismanagement of our national resources in society; it is that New Vision that encourages good governance, visionary national leadership as well as advocating equality, social justice, and economic prosperity for all in our society.”The forum, held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was attended by an array of entrepreneurs, policymakers, and medical professionals whose attention was also drawn to corruption in the Liberian government and problems that exist in doing business in Liberia, a country that has vast investment opportunities.As a caveat, Dr. Nyan added, “Investing in various sectors of the Liberian economy could be attractive with a business-friendly atmosphere tailored to the country’s national interest, while being profitable for investors.”He continued, “This could be possible under a visionary government that demands accountability and transparency.”But interjecting his observation, Martin Kollie, a youth activist and student of Economics at the state-run University of Liberia, highlighted the free-fall of the Liberian economy under President George Weah and listed the lack of foreign direct investment, industrial-scale corruption and mismanagement as contributing factors.Martin Kollie is currently standard-bearer of the Student Unification Party (SUP) and was the leader of the “Bring Back Our Money” protest movement, which indicted the Liberian government on the “missing L$16 billion” and US$25 million saga in 2018.In continuation, Dr. Nyan further said, “The New Vision Liberia is a national vision that promotes competence, merit and patriotism, prioritizes agriculture and food security, a forward-looking vision of Liberia that promotes science, innovation, technology and medicine for the advancement of our society.”He also spoke of “equal access to quality education, quality healthcare and justice as being a cardinal pillar of the New Vision Liberia for a better Liberia.”He said that voter’s education, peaceful and civic mass actions in a democratic process should be the only path to changing our government or its anti-people policies.Professor Alaric Tokpa, who spoke on peace and security, emphasized that the New Vision Liberia “is that clear Vision, which promotes the rule of law, respect for the Constitution, promotes unity and cultural diversity, peace, harmony, and security in all sectors of society.”He added, “Freedom of speech, academic freedom, youth advancement and women’s rights were important to the New Vision for Liberia in a New Liberia.”Alaric Tokpa is an iconic fighter for social-economic justice and democracy in Liberia.In the 1980s, Mr. Tokpa was arrested and imprisoned by then Master Sgt. Samuel Doe’s military junta, tried by a military tribunal and sentenced to death by firing squad, but later released on clemency.Further in his presentation, Dr. Nyan acknowledged the disappointment of the Liberian people and the international community in the current Liberian government, which he described as “unhealthy,” adding, “That is why this New Vision for Liberia should build institutions and groom patriotic servants, not political leaders.”In view of Liberia’s past civil crisis and continuous governance problem, Dr. Nyan said “Liberians must get it right this time in the elections of 2020 and 2023, instead of experimenting with leadership anymore, because our generation has all it takes to rescue our country and build it to be a prosperous and respected nation once again.”Dr. Nyan then emphasized that this Vision is a New Vision of all Liberians irrespective of political, religious, or social affiliations, and for all that espouse a new Liberia with a new breed of leaders vetted on ten-point characteristics.The ten-point characteristics include Visionary, farsighted, and competent; no history of corruption while in past governments; never involved in economic and war crimes; patriots, with no blood on their hands; have strong history of grass-roots’ advocacy; have long-standing identification with the people’s struggle; possess astute national integrity; internationally respected and recognized; made meaningful contributions to the Liberian society and humanity; respects the African cultural heritage, its richness and good aspects.Nyan added that the New Vision should be a vision for every Liberian, a forward-thinking philosophy that encourages Liberians and Africans towards the principles of social democracy and economic justice and promotes cooperation among all true democratic forces as well as advocacy institutions for the common good of all citizens.Dougbeh Chris Nyan is a Liberian scientist and inventor of the multiplex infectious disease diagnostic test. In his fight for democracy in Liberia, he was also imprisoned by the Samuel Doe military government, expelled from the University of Liberia and exiled in the late 80’s.He now serves as an executive of the National Democratic Coalition of Liberia (NDC), a coalition of Liberia’s social democratic parties.“Our generation needs to Rescue Liberia with this New Vision,” Dr. Nyan said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 28-year-old mother of three has confessed to strangling to death her 32-year-old reputed husband on Mother’s Day.Dead: Julian AnthonyDead is Julian Anthony, called “Yankee,” of Lot 14 Soesdyke, Back Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (DDC) in the wee hours of May 13, 2018 after Police found his body in a slumped position bearing marks of violence.His wife, Melissa Silos, had initially told investigators that her reputed husband had been imbibing, and at about 03:00h on the morning of his demise, had fallen down a flight of stairs. She reported that she attempted to wake the now dead man, but he was unresponsive, and as such, she raised an alarm.However, following a post mortem done on May 18, family members of Anthony began to cry foul play after the cause of his death was given as asphyxiation due to compression injuries to the neck.Further inspections carried out showed marks of violence and redness around the man’s neck.His mother, Shakeila Ally, who returned to Guyana on the day of her son’s death, said she had spoken to him on the previous day.According to the woman, Ally and his reputed wife, both of whom she supported, had been encountering difficulties, and the man had requested that his wife move out.Ally’s mother revealed that she had received a message at about 04:00hrs on the day of her son’s death, informing her of what had transpired.“He said, ‘Mommy, I’m happy that you are coming,’ after speaking to him that night, I got a message at 4am in the morning saying he had passed away. I needed to find out, and I needed to know who did it. This girl knows that I was coming, apparently my son told her that she needs to get out of the home,” the woman recalled last Thursday, as her son was being laid to rest.She is calling for a thorough investigation to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding her son’s demise. As such, Division “A” Assistant Commander Leslie James disclosed that Silos was taken into Police custody for questioning in relation to the suspected murder.The woman has reportedly recanted her previous story and told investigators that she and Anthony had had an altercation when she became annoyed and strangled him.Charges are expected to be laid against the woman shortly.
0Shares0000Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) with SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (right) during the Gor sponsorship.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9 – In a fresh blow to the already financially crippled Kenyan sports industry, betting firm SportPesa has announced it will cancel all its local sponsorship agreements due to the impasse with the government over the new betting tax laws.In a statement released on Friday evening, the leading betting firm says they have been operating in an extremely challenging business environment since the government suspended their licenses over what it termed as failure to comply to new rules. “Sportpesa as a business has been subjected to punitive measures by regulators such as delayed license renewal and the suspension of paybill numbers with these actions considerably reducing the level of business operations,” SportPesa said in their statement.It adds; “This despite the existence of a court order prohibiting the regulator from taking such actions. This has brought about immense pressure on the business necessitating a reevaluation of some plans.”Gor Mahia players in dancing mood after receiving the champions medal and trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSThe betting firm is one of the leading sponsors of sports in the country and the announcement will throw most of the entities, notably the Kenyan Premier League, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards into disarray.This is barely three weeks before the new season kicks off.Sources intimate to Capital Sports that operations at the league managers’ office in Westlands have been brought to a halt due to lack of funds from SportPesa who are the league’s lead sponsors.Staff have gone for months without pay and this is threatening to delay the kick off of the new season which is set for August 30. Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards officials have also confirmed they are yet to receive any money for the new season.SportPesa also sponsors boxer Fatuma Zarika as well as the Football Kenya Federation Shield.Word on the street is that there is a lot of uncertainty at the company’s offices with members of stuff said to be worried about the future of the company which has created employment to thousands.“This is more of witch hunt and nothing to do with tax. They just want to push out the owners so they find some business space of their own,” a senior manager at the firm intimated to Capital Sports.Already, Kenyan sports is suffering due to acute lack of funds with the government itself playing cat and mouse in financing national teams going out for assignments despite the existence of the Sports Fund.The national women’s basketball team left the country for the FIBA Afrobasket Championship in Dakar, Senegal with zero funding from the government.They were forced to travel with a slim squad of 10 and only three members of the backroom staff.0Shares0000(Visited 554 times, 2 visits today)
NORWALK – Another pre-trial conference was set Tuesday in Norwalk Court for Eric Steve Caballero of La Mirada, who faces trial on charges of murder in the death of his 86-year-old grandmother, Adelina Garcia. The next court appearance for Caballero is April 21, court officials said. Garcia was found dead in March 2005 by a family member. Police academy set for public WHITTIER – Want to learn more about your local police department? Register now for the Whittier Police Department Community Academy. The eight-week course is free and open to all adult residents of Whittier and Santa Fe Springs. The classes, which meet Thursday evenings, begin April 13. Registration information can be found in the city’s Community Services Spring Programs Guide. For more information, call (562) 945-8287. Spring boutique planned April 8 NORWALK – Handcrafted items and gifts created by dozens of vendors will be on sale at a spring boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive. The event will feature more than 55 vendors and entertainment throughout the day. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 929-5580. Friends of park to meet Thursday WHITTIER – Friends of Mayberry Park, featuring representatives from the county Department of Parks and Recreation and East County Community Services Agency, invites the public to its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mayberry Park Senior Center, 13201 E. Meyer Road. Representatives of various county agencies will attend to answer questions. For more information, call (562) 944-9727. Sleep apnea talk planned Thursday LA MIRADA – A free lecture on sleep apnea, in which a person can stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep, will be given at 10 a.m. Thursday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Learn what causes sleep apnea and how it can be treated from representatives of Biola University’s nursing department. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Area high school seeks donations PICO RIVERA – Ruben Salazar Continuation High School is seeking donations to provide scholarships for the formerly at-risk students, many of whom now have plans to attend college after graduation. Checks in any amount can be made payable to the Ruben Salazar Scholarship Fund. Last year, more than $11,000 in donations were received for scholarships. The awards will be presented June 15, graduation day. For more information, call (562) 801-5128. VFW fundraiser planned Friday LA MIRADA – VFW Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a fundraising dinner of cheese enchiladas at 6 p.m. Friday. Entertainment will be provided by “Elvis” and karaoke. For more information, (562) 941-4097. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Rory Gallagher is delighted his side have booked their place in the National Allianz League semi-finals.Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was delighted with his side’s battling qualities during their match with Mayo at McHale Park in Castlebar.A late score from Stephen Griffin deep into injury-time secured a semi-final spot with Cork at Croke Park later this month.Gallagher was pleased with his side’s ability to hang in there with Mayo when things weren’t going great for the team. Gallagher says the semi-final game will be welcome preparation ahead of their crucial Ulster championship clash with Tyrone on May 17th.He says the semi-final won’t deter the training regime in pace in the run-up to the championship and conceded that his side will continue to train hard next week.Gallagher said, “I’m delighted with the result, we came here to win and we dug out the result.“We battled well especially when things weren’t going great for us, but we stuck at it and refused to lie down and we got the rewards for it in the end. “The semi-final clash with Cork is great preparation for championship, but it won’t deter us from our training plan for the championship.“We trained hard last week and we’ll do the same this week too, and when we face Cork it’ll be a game at the end of that week’s cycle of training. GALLAGHER DELIGHTED WITH DRAW AND LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL SPOT WITH CORK was last modified: April 5th, 2015 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:donegalGAAnewsRory GallagherSport
O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny will host the Ulster SFC clash between St Eunan’s and Roslea.St Eunan’s have received a timely boost ahead of their Ulster SFC clash with Fermanagh champions Roslea this Sunday.The game had been originally been scheduled to be played at Mac Cumhaill Park.However, St Eunan’s home venue O’Donnell Park meets the criteria for hosting such games so St Eunan’s were able to move the tie to their home pitch. St Eunan’s defeated local rivals Glenswilly in a low scoring Donegal SFC final on Sunday.Maxi Curran will be hoping his side can make an impact in the Ulster championship.St Eunan’s have failed to make an impact in Ulster despite their dominance in Donegal over the last decade.Glenswilly reached the Ulster decider last year before narrowly losing to Ballinderry. St Eunan’s will be fancied to overcome Roslea on Sunday, but it will be a very difficult game.The game gets underway at 2.30pm at O’Donnell Park this Sunday.ST EUNAN’S RECEIVE TIMELY BOOST AHEAD OF ULSTER SFC CLASH WITH ROSLEA was last modified: November 4th, 2014 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:GAAnewsSportUlster SFC
GAA RESULTSCOUNTY DONEGALBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Kilcar 4 – 16 0 – 9 St Michael’s KilcarMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 League Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Gleann Fhinne 1 – 7 2 – 10 Realt na Mara G.F.C GlenfinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Malin 1 – 12 1 – 6 Killybegs Connolly Park01-Sep-2013 Four Masters 0 – 13 2 – 6 Ardara Four Masters 01-Sep-2013 Naomh Conaill 1 – 9 2 – 6 St Eunans TBCMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Cloughaneely 1 – 4 1 – 13 Glenswilly Cloughaneely 01-Sep-2013 Naomh Muire 0 – 9 2 – 9 An Clochán Liath The BanksMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Cloughaneely 1 – 8 1 – 5 Glenswilly Cloughaneely01-Sep-2013 Gleann Fhinne 3 – 14 1 – 8 Realt na Mara G.F.C GlenfinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Four Masters 1 – 10 1 – 10 Ardara Four MastersMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Naomh Ultan 4 – 20 1 – 1 Pettigo Naomh UltanMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Naomh Muire 0 – 12 1 – 9 An Clochán Liath TBCCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Red Hughs 0 – 8 1 – 13 Aodh Ruadh Pairc Aodh RuaMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Robert Emmets 1 – 17 1 – 11 Convoy Robert EmmetsCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Gaeil Fhánada 0 – 9 0 – 5 Naomh Brid Pairc Uí ShiailMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Milford 0 – 9 2 – 5 Burt Moyle ParkMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 1 – 6 0 – 13 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin Letterkenny GaelsMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 St Eunans 1 – 13 1 – 7 Glenswilly O Donnell ParkMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 1 – 6 0 – 13 Moville Letterkenny GaelsMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Ardara 1 – 11 1 – 12 Naomh Ultan Eamonn Byrne Memorial ParkMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Milford 1 – 7 3 – 16 Burt Moyle Park31-Aug-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 1 – 20 2 – 2 Moville TBCCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 St Nauls 3 – 7 0 – 6 Naomh Padraig Leifear Páirc Gearóid O’Gallachóir31-Aug-2013 Red Hughs 0 – 9 3 – 6 Aodh Ruadh Pairc Aodh RuaCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2013 Naomh Mhuire 1 – 11 2 – 15 Kilcar The BanksMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2013 Termon 5 – 8 1 – 9 Sean Mac Cumhaill TermonCentra Supermarket U21 B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 Urris 4 – 11 2 – 6 Robert Emmets Crampsey ParkCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 An Clochán Liath 0 – 13 0 – 10 St Johns DungloeCentra Supermarket U21 B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 10 2 – 11 Aodh Ruadh CarndonaghCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 2 – 11 1 – 13 St Eunans Machaire GathlánCentra Supermarket U21 B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 Buncrana 4 – 17 0 – 8 Naomh Padraig Leifear TBCCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2013 Milford 2 – 7 4 – 16 Four Masters Moyle ParkDONEGAL NORTHDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 St Eunans 1 – 5 0 Burt O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Termon 1 – 5 0 Gaoth Dobhair The Burn RoadU13 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Urris 8 – 8 0 – 1 Sean MacCumhaills B Urris-Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighU13 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 St Eunans B 5 – 16 1 – 3 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Buncrana 3 – 13 4 – 14 St Eunans Scarvey-BuncranaU13 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Glenswilly 3 – 10 5 – 11 Convoy Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Naomh Padraig Muff 5 – 4 5 – 8 Sean MacCumhaills MuffU13 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Glenfin 2 – 2 7 – 8 Downings Pairce TaobhoigeU13 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 St Michaels 3 – 5 4 – 11 Fanad Gaels DunfanaghyU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Aug-2013 Fanad Gaels 2 – 12 2 – 11 Malin Fanad Gaels PortsalonU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Aug-2013 Glenfin 0 – 9 2 – 17 St Eunans Pairce TaobhoigeDONEGAL SOUTHCounty Minor Championship Div 2 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2013 Na Rossa 0 – 7 3 – 14 Naomh Columba McCumhaills Extra Time If Required. Lines Lee Jordan & Ciara FoyUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Four Masters 1 – 10 2 – 15 Killybegs Four MastersUnder 13 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Naomh Brid 2 – 3 2 – 16 Naomh Columba Naomh BridUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2013 Bundoran Naomh Naille Bundoran Conceded by BundoranUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Aug-2013 Four Masters 2 – 12 0 – 8 Kilcar Naomh Ultan SEMI FINAL, Extra Time If Required Linesman Ronan McCalliog & KeUnder 13 League Division 1 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment28-Aug-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 1 – 5 5 – 5 Ardara CLG Naomh MuireUnder 16 Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Aug-2013 Kilcar 3 – 11 1 – 6 Na Rossa Kilcar Prelim 1st Leg26-Aug-2013 Bundoran 7 – 12 3 – 15 Naomh Brid Bundoran Prelim 1st LegUnder 16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Aug-2013 Dungloe 2 – 6 1 – 5 Ardara Dungloe Prelim 1st LegUnder 16s Div 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Aug-2013 Naomh Naille Naomh Conaill Naomh Naille Conceded by Naomh ConaillUnder 16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Aug-2013 Killybegs 1 – 5 5 – 16 Naomh Conaill Killybegs Prelim 1st LegGAA – ALL THE WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: September 1st, 2013 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:GAA RESULTS
Letterkenny Chiropractic Clinic is placing a focus on bone health during a special event on Saturday, March 30th 2019. The leading clinic at Glencar Letterkenny is hosting an open day to share information on Osteoporosis and offer greatly reduced health checks.For one day only, Letterkenny Chiropractic are offering spinal and postural checks as well as a DEXA scan to assess bone density for only €10. Dr Aram Proudman, owner, said that these checks are open to everyone: “Have you wondered about the health of your bones? Do you know someone who suffers from osteopenia or osteoporosis? If you want to increase the functioning of your nervous system, improve your overall health, and strengthen your bones all in one simple action, then come on by to the Letterkenny Chiropractic Clinic. We would love to see you and help you reach your health goals.”Letterkenny Chiropractic ClinicDr Proudman continued: “At Letterkenny Chiropractic Clinic, our ultimate goal is to help you get back to doing the things you enjoy, not just alleviating symptoms.“When your spine and nervous system are healthy, you are able to get back to doing the things you love and performing at your best.”Sample DEXA scan results that clients will receive during the Letterkenny Chiropractic Open Day on 30th March 2019Letterkenny Chiropractic ClinicWhat is Osteoporosis? Dr Proudman explains: “Osteoporosis is a bone disease that’s characterized by the loss of bone density. In other words, certain bones have decreased strength in comparison to other bones.“Osteopenia is the precursor to osteoporosis; this is when bone strength has been lost but it’s not to the degree that calls for a label of osteoporosis.”How does the decrease in bone density affect you? Dr Proudman says: “When bones are less dense, they aren’t as strong as they should be, which means they are more easily fractured.“In this case, regular activities of daily life such as walking, or a small trip up a curb, may actually cause a broken bone.”Letterkenny Chiropractic ClinicLetterkenny Chiropractic ClinicHow is Osteoporosis diagnosed?Dr Proudman said: “The main diagnostic tool is called a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA scan) and it estimates the density/strength of the bone and risk of fracture.“The screening procedure is non-invasive, accurate and only takes 20 minutes. After the scan the results will be explained to you, as well as offering any advice, if needed.”The Letterkenny Chiropractic Clinic open day on 30th March 2019 is a fantastic opportunity to have a bone density scan and spinal check at a very reasonable price.To book your appointment, call: 0749125207 nowFor more visit www.letterkennychiropractic.comLetterkenny Chiropractic, GlencarOsteoporosis scans on offer at LK Chiropractic open day was last modified: March 24th, 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:body densityletterkenny chiropracticosteoporosisspinal check
Media Composer First is a free and “limited” version of the industry-standard NLE, but is it worth a download?Top image via Avid.Avid has released the free version of the Hollywood film- and television-standard non-linear editor: Media Composer. With Media Composer First, you have free access to use a light version of this powerful tool.Avid announced Media Composer First back in 2015, and it is just now seeing its release. Avid spent the past two years tuning the features they would be willing to make available in a free version of their NLE.Perhaps it was the growing competition with younger editors learning on Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, or even industry competition with Blackmagic’s release of a free version of DaVinci Resolve (which now includes its own NLE), but Avid saw it fit to make their tools more accessible to novice users.What Is Avid Media Composer First?Image via Avid.Avid Media Composer First (properly known as Media Composer | First) is the free, entry-level version of Avid’s flagship Media Composer NLE. It’s the non-linear editor standard for countless blockbuster film productions and major television series.Whereas Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro have dominated the indie and online video markets, Premiere Pro is just now inching its way into feature production. Neither program comes close to the massive industry user base Avid has always maintained.Many claim that this is just a stripped down version of Media Composer, but that is not a hinderance. This is still a very powerful program — and at no cost it’s foolish to immediately downplay Media Composer First. This is a serious tool that is now accessible to everyone.How to Download Avid Media Composer FirstThe process of downloading Media Composer First is easy, but there are a lot of steps to start the download.Visit the Media Composer First website.Create an Avid Master Account.Verify your email address.Fill out your name and physical address.Take a survey about yourself and how you will use Media Composer First.Download Avid Media Composer First.Install and restart your machine.Media Composer First is available for Mac and PC. On the download page, you will also be prompted with some links to “Get Started Fast” video tutorials, a quick start guide, the community forums, and your Avid Master Account where you can access downloads and updates.Avid Media Composer First FeaturesThere are positives and negatives to Avid Media Composer First, if you can even really call them negatives considering this is a free program.While this is touted as a stripped-down version of Media Composer, it really isn’t. Most of the tools are still there, you just don’t have access to unlimited workflow tools.Image via Avid.Here are some Media Composer First limitations:Maximum of 4 video tracksMaximum of 8 audio tracksExport in only Quicktime Movie H.264, DNxHD, PCM, WAV (Max 1080p at 59.94fps)Graphics export limited to TIFF and JPEGMaximum of 5 bins per projectRequires you to log in to Avid Application Manager before launchCannot open existing Media Composer (full version) projectsMedia Composer First projects also cannot be opened in Media Composer Other than those limitations, just about every other tool and option is still available. From trimming clips to color grading, you have access to just about anything you’d need to cut and export an indie-sized project.Image via Avid.Media Composer First Available Tools and Settings:Work with 4K, HD, and SD footageList of Available Formats Multiple Project SpecsSD PAL, SD NTSC, 720, 108023.978p, 24p, 25i, 30i/p, 50i/p, 59.94i/pMono, dual mono, stereo audio Color CorrectionCC EffectPredefined CC EffectsHSL ControlsHue OffsetsLuma Range Video EffectsLimited core setSource Side Motion EffectsTimeWarpStabilize Multicam editing601/709 color spacesAudio mixingAudio duckingClassic Title toolsAVX and AAX plugins from the Avid Marketplace availableSocial media exports: Facebook, YouTube, VimeoMy Review of Editing on Media Composer FirstI’ll go ahead and issue this disclaimer: I haven’t personally cut on Media Composer in over a decade. I first learned how to edit on the likes of Windows Movie Maker and iMovie as a kid. I didn’t cut on Avid until college, but at the same time, I purchased my own student license for Final Cut Studio 2 and was an FCP7 editor pretty much until I wrote “It’s Time to Stop Editing in Final Cut Pro 7” in 2015. These days, I hop between Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve, depending on the project. Very rarely do I even find myself opening FCPX anymore.A lot has changed in that time, but from the looks of the interface, Avid really hasn’t changed all that much. That’s been the biggest plus and minus for the program. Avid is built to support major motion pictures and television series that are rarely cutting on the latest tech. Studios have relied on the ability to constantly edit projects without ever needing to update their hardware or software, which could risk a delay of production.On a mid-2015 MacBook Pro, Media Composer First lagged to the point that I infuriatingly just had to walk away to write down my notes for this piece. You’re going to have to adjust some settings to fine tune Media Composer First to best work on your individual machine.As most editors should admit, I was forced to Google my issues to find any type of resolution. Much like my early days ending up on sites and blogs like this very one, the Avid forums, or CreativeCow, I once again found myself digging through the same forums and comments sections of other blogs. Many of the issues I had with the current version of Media Composer First are the same issues people have been running into for years with the regular version of Media Composer.At launch, you are immediately prompted to log into the Avid Application Manager. This is nothing new, as editors have always searched for ways to turn off this “helper” program. It should be noted that as long as you are logged in, you can still cut in Media Composer First if you are offline.Right away, you’ll notice that if you were listening to music on your headphones, you’ll be blasted with audio right at launch. If you go in between programs, you’ll hear the audio levels constantly change. This is something I fixed with another visit back to Creative Cow.Where other NLEs have made major strides in working faster on limited machines, like laptops, Avid Media Composer puts my computer into a stranglehold and never really lets go. I tried editing a 4K clip, and my computer just couldn’t handle the workload. I ended up having to force quit Media Composer First and try again.Despite the issues I had in the beginning, the issues were rather minor once you are able to actively start cutting. You may also benefit from watching a few of the beginner tutorials that Avid provides on their site.It can’t be said enough: this is a free tool and has the ability to edit serious projects. It’s just going to be on the user to be willing to take the time to learn the quirks of Avid — something I just didn’t have the time to do for this review.Final ThoughtsImage via Avid.I’m curious as to whom Media Composer First is really for. It’s a great option for current Premiere and FCPX editors to at least learn Media Composer, should they get called onto a major production job. For any non-editor just running a Google search for “How to I edit a video,” this is going to be overkill.If you find yourself low on cash and at risk of losing your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you may be tempted to switch over to Avid Media Composer First, but you also have the option to download DaVinci Resolve 14 — also free. Blackmagic is currently touting the fast speeds Resolve 14 offers on machines like laptops. You also aren’t restricted to limited audio and video tracks, so you could really go crazy with sound design in DaVinci Resolve.I will leave it with this. I’m glad that Avid is making the move to appeal to younger editors, even though it took two years for this program to come together. Avid is a few steps behind, but it’s still an actively used program worth investing some time in. Having a basic understanding of Media Composer will never hurt you. It’s worth the time to download and at least explore Media Composer First.What are your thoughts on Media Composer First? Let us know in the comments.