Friends of Sandy Formed in Bassa

first_imgThe Friends of Rev. Kennedy G. Sandy, a 2017 presidential hopeful of the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), has been formed in the commercial port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.This was confirmed to the Daily Observer over weekend in Buchanan by the founder and chairman of the group, Mr. G. Williams Olu Diggs.Mr. Diggs disclosed that the group was organized to mobilize support for Rev. Sandy after realizing that he is a “God fearing man and a humanitarian who can transform post-war Liberia and make it better for the masses.”Diggs said further, “We’ve chosen to organize this group to support Rev. Sandy’s campaign in the forthcoming presidential elections; we are confident that due to his national and international contacts and vision, Rev. Sandy can liberate Liberia.”He added: “As a prominent son of Liberia, Rev. Sandy will foster and restore our country’s lost unity, love and reconcile us once more.”He, therefore, appealed to citizens of every religious persuasion to join Friends of Sandy (FOS) and Rev. Sandy as president for a new Liberia in the 2017 general and presidential elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

See Bayern Munich miss ALL their penalties against Borussia Dortmund

first_imgIt’s not often you will see a side miss every single penalty in a shootout but that’s exactly what Bayern Munich managed against Borussia Dortmund.With the Bundesliga giants playing out a 1-1 draw after extra time in their DFB Pokal semi-final clash, the match was to be decided by spot-kicks.But their own pitch was to sabotage them as Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso both slipped while taking their kicks, while Mitchell Langerak denied Mario Gotze and Manuel Neuer crashed his effort onto the crossbar.You can see all the penalties from the thrilling match above…last_img read more

Things To Do

first_img“Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 287-9050. United States Tennis Association Men’s Challenger, today through April 16 at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 257-0044. Senior Cinema will present “Casablanca,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Eggstravaganza will feature egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting and refreshments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic. Admission is free. Call (661) 775-8865. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Easter Bunny will be available for free photos, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Granary Square shopping center, 25880 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 296-3408. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventMovies to Talk About will feature “Spellbound,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 245041/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Admission is free. Visit www.UUofSCV.org. Moonlight Hike, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Easter Egg Hunt will feature egg hunts, bunny races, a magician, a bounce house, games, face painting and more, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Chesebrough Park, 23505 Sunset Hills Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 297-1699. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. last_img read more

COMMUNITY NOTICE: DUNGLOE WIDOWS GROUP HOSTING A STYLE AND IMAGE EVENING TONIGHT

first_imgDungloe Branch of the Ladies/ Widows Group are hosting a Style and Image evening with style consultant Jackie McGavigan in the Stepping Stones, Dungloe tonight Tuesday 24th.The event kicks-off at 8.30pm sharp and doors open at 8pm.Admission €10. Raffle on the night.Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes and still nothing to wear?Come along and join us to learn great tips and tricks and best colours to wear.Light refreshments will be served. COMMUNITY NOTICE: DUNGLOE WIDOWS GROUP HOSTING A STYLE AND IMAGE EVENING TONIGHT was last modified: March 24th, 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:burtonportCommunitydungloeFeaturesGroupNoticesStyle EveningWidowslast_img read more

WOMAN SAID SHE WOULD USE HER CAR TO KILL HER SISTER-IN-LAW

first_imgA woman who pulled her sister-in-law out of her car and assaulted told the victim she would run her over in her car.Letterkenny Court.Ying Chen, of Gortnavern, Letterkenny was due to appear before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court today. However the 36 year old did not appear in court.Instead her victim told the court how on November 15th of last year, Chen was attacked in the car park of The Cope store in Dungloe while she was out shopping.The woman said she came behind her in her car and then pulled her from her car and began slapping her face.She had to be treated in hospital but has not suffered from any long-term injuries, she said.Her attacker also threatened her and said she would use her car to kill her if she ever saw her in Letterkenny or anywhere in Donegal.The accused did not appear in court.Her solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he had tried to contact Chen but she had not responded.Judge Denis McLoughlin said he was going to issue a bench warrant for the woman’s non appearance but because she had no previous convictions, he would deal with the matter by way of a fine.He fined Chen €200 for assault and ordered €100 witness expenses to the victim who had traveled from Mayo for the case.WOMAN SAID SHE WOULD USE HER CAR TO KILL HER SISTER-IN-LAW was last modified: November 28th, 2014 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:assaultdonegalletterkennysister-in-lawlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTake Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call (661) 948-5279. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700.Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200. or check www.todayna.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club hosts a discussion on “What Makes You Happy?”, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 943-5938. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. last_img read more

Spirits high in Van Nuys

first_imgVAN NUYS – An estimated 70,000 flight fans turned out at the Van Nuys Airport on Sunday to watch what might have been the last air show at the popular venue, which is making room for propeller aircraft. Airplane lovers young and old got an up-close look at everything from World War II bombers to a helicopter airship called the “Flying Banana.” An advanced fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, made a maiden flyover of Los Angeles. Children said they look forward to the annual air show, called Rockin’ Airfest, featuring a number of bands. But officials said that Sunday’s show could be the last, the result of redevelopment at the airport that will eat up the more than 50 acres of vacant land used for the air show. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Plans call for the land to be used for small hangars and propeller planes. “Airfest 2006 is a great opportunity for us to be here. But one thing I want to remind all of you as well is that this air fest may be our last,” said City Councilman Tony Cardenas, eliciting shouts of disappointment from audience members. Cardenas said construction could start soon on a number of small hangars and an open area to tie down propeller planes. The plan, which has been in the works for a decade or more, could take three years to complete. Rockin’ Airfest is a revamped version of previous air shows at the Van Nuys Airport, and it combines music and airplane displays. Going back decades, the airport first hosted a military-sponsored air show and later an open house display without music or flyovers. David Lim, 11, of Reseda attended the event with his family. “It’s really very interesting and I learned lots of facts (about) airplanes,” Lim said. “I learned that the F-22 Raptor is the fastest … (and has the) best technology in the whole air fest.” While they waited in anticipation for the F-22 Raptor’s flyover, children also flocked to older aircraft like the World War II-era B-25J Mitchell. The giant bomber had machine guns and an instrument allowing the bombardier to control the plane from the nose cone. Another popular display was the CH-21B Flying Banana, a military aircraft with two propellers that seems to curve like a banana. Aldwin Generoso, 11, of Northridge wants to fly planes when he grows up. He always looks forward to the show. “Because you can look for new planes,” he said, “and see (all) the cool stuff out here and meet new people.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY

first_imgST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL NEWSLETTERSunday 11th March 2012Third Sunday of Lent PRAYER TO ST. PATRICKO Saint Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, submit to God our Father our every temporal and spiritual need, that through your intercession, we may find help in all our necessities. Obtain for us the grace that we may be found worthy of our faith and of eternal salvation.EDUCATION OF STUDENTS FOR THE PRIESTHOOD IN THE DIOCESE OF RAPHOEThis weekend, we make our annual appeal for funds to help with the education of future priests for our Diocese. All contributions will be greatly appreciated. Your contribution should be put in the enclosed envelope and returned to the Cathedral on St. Patrick’s Day. At present we have five young men studying for our Diocese.LIFE IN THE EUCHARISTDo you want to understand what the Eucharist means to you?Do you want to deepen your understanding of your faith?As part of the preparation for the Eucharistic Conference in June, St. Peter’s Church, Milford will host a short retreat in the Parish on the theme of ‘Eucharist’ which will be directed by the LITE Blessed Sacrament Team from Dublin. This team have hosted workshops and retreats in Ards in the past. Their goal is to help us develop our understanding of our Mass, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and how to extend it into our Christian daily living.This Retreat will be held in the Oratory of St. Peter’s Church on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April and all are welcome. Booking is necessary. For further information and bookings, please contact Milford Parochial House on 9153236.Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.net SUNDAY ~ 1ith March 2012Masses: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am, 12.30 pm and 5 pm (Polish)Baptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 2 pm(The Adoration Chapel will be open every Sunday at 2pm during Lent)Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ Donnelly DuffySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Susan McLaughlinSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at8 pm tonight Tuesday 20th MarchLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ Annie and James McGintySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openChildren’s Rosary for First Holy Communion – 6.30 pmR.C.I.A. Course in the Parochial House – 8 pmMother’s Prayer Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Joseph D. Gallagher10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm ~ Kathleen McLaughlin8.15 pm ~ Ali McGinley (First Anniversary)St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openPure Teens in the Conference Room – 4.45 pmCharismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Vigil Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openNuptial – 1 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSATURDAY ~ 17th March ~ St. Patrick’s Day8 am, 9 am, 10 am (Irish Mass), 11.15 am and 12.30 pm7.30 pm (Vigil for Sunday 18th March)Confessions – After 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSUNDAY 18th MarchMass Times: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am and 12.30 pm St. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYKathleen McLaughlin ~ Jean Quigley ~ Mary Quigley ~ Eilish Walsh ~ Mairead Walsh ~ Sr. Una Walsh ~ Joe Gallagher ~ Margaret ShielsRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityKaylah Bridget Hunter – Pyper ~ Caitlin Faye McGrath ~ Lauren Amy DohertyA CEILI will be held in Bonagee Centre tonight, Sunday 11th March at 8 pm.CURSILLO ULTREYA will be held in the Church of the Irish Martyrs tonight, Sunday 11th March at 8 pm. All members old and new are welcome to attend.The LITTLE FLOWER PRAYER GROUP will have a meeting in Mount Carmel House of Prayer, Drumkeen on Monday 12th March at 8 pm. Everyone welcome.The ‘Young at Heart’ Social on Tuesday 13th March has been CANCELLED due to on-going work at the Day Centre.The next meeting of the LETTERKENNY ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP will take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13th March at the Cheshire Apartments, Long Lane, Letterkenny. For further details contact the Alzheimer’s Office on 9722795.SWILLY SEALS SWIMMING CLUB AGM will take place on Tuesday 13th March at 8 pm in Loreto Convent Concert Hall. All WelcomeThe AGM of the H.S.E. RETIRED GROUP will take place on Tuesday 13th March at 12 midday sharp in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. Complimentary lunch. To book, contact C. Keeney on 9126696 or K. McKeague on 9121551 before 6th March.There will be a LENTEN RETREAT in the Pastoral Centre Hall on Wednesday 14th March from 7.30 pm to 10 pm led by Fr. Kieran Shorten OFM Cap. The theme of the evening will be “From Good Friday to Easter Sunday – a journey of love”. There will be time for input, conversation, prayer, reflection and celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please phone the Pastoral Centre on 9121853 for details.A MONTH’S MIND MASS for the late Anita Nee RIP will take place in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny at 8 pm on Friday 16th March.A 10 week Course on ART & CRAFTS FOR ADULTS will commence on Friday 16th March in the Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny at 1 pm. During this course participants will enjoy beginner activities such as: Watercolour Painting, Mosaics, Silk Painting and Batik. Facilitator: Bernie Wilson. Places are limited. To book please phone Bernie on 087-2744974.A CAKE SALE will take place in the Cathedral Conference Room after the 10 am and 11.15 am Masses on St. Patrick’s Day. This fundraising event is to help Students from St. Eunan’s College to travel to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage in May.ST. PATRICK’S DAY at the IOSAS Centre and Celtic Prayer Garden – Mass will be celebrated in St. Canice’s Oratory by Fr. Neal Carlin at 3 pm on Saturday 17th March, followed by traditional music, Irish dancing, hot food, and children’s colouring activities in the IOSAS Centre until 6 pm. All welcome.RETIRED NURSES ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND will hold their AGM in the Parish Centre, Stranorlar (behind St. Mary’s Church) at 7 pm on Tuesday 20th March.An OSTOMY AND POUCH SUPPORT MEETING will take place on Monday 26th March in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. For further details please contact Nurse Specialists: Rita on 9188887 or Cathy on 9188889.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 10th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

HARTE ACCUSES SINN FEIN OF ‘SOVIET-STYLE’ PROPAGANDA

first_imgDONEGAL Senator Jimmy Harte has accused Sinn Fein of using Soviet-style propaganda in its campaign for a No vote on the Fiscal Treaty next month.“The antics of Sinn Fein are a throw back to the days of PRAVDA newspaper during the Kremlin regime in the Soviet Union,” claimed Harte.The state run newspaper’s name became a byword for censorship and truth bending. Senator Harte claimed a pamphlet issued by SF “to back up their flawed arguments on the Fiscal Treaty has been exposed as misleading and shows the public that they have no interest in the treaty and more interest in political gain.”He insisted: “It’s time they became responsible and put the citizens first.”He said Sinn Fein’s anti-Treaty leaflet quotes three economists (Karl Whelan, Colm McCarthy and Seamus Coffey) to bolster advocating a No vote.All three are in favour of the Treaty, said Harte. The examples he gave are below:KARL WHELAN QUOTEFrom the Sinn Fein leaflet:“…the economics of this treaty are pretty terrible…”… KARL WHELAN, PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, UCD What they don’t quote is that he went on to say:“On balance, the arguments favour Ireland signing up to it.”COLM MCCARTHY QUOTEFrom the Sinn Fein leaflet: “As an exercise in addressing the Eurozone’s twin banking and sovereign debt crises, the fiscal compact makes no worthwhile contribution.”COLM MCCARTHY, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, UCDWhat they don’t quote:Articles written by Colm McCarthy in recent weeks advocating a Yes vote include the following:“Voting No is a leap in the dark that we can’t afford”,Colm McCarthy, 1 April 2012. Irish Independent article –headline.“A Yes vote is the correct response, unavoidable and in the country’s best interests”Colm McCarthy, 18 February 2012, Irish Independent article -headline.SEAMUS COFFEY QUOTEFrom the Sinn Fein leaflet:“Had the fiscal compact been in place since 1999 it could not and would not have prevented the crisis in Ireland.”SEAMUS COFFEY, SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, UCCWhat they don’t quote:“All in all there is little to be gained from rejecting the Treaty.”Seamus Coffey , on his blog, on 15 March 2012HARTE ACCUSES SINN FEIN OF ‘SOVIET-STYLE’ PROPAGANDA was last modified: April 27th, 2012 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:HARTE ACCUSES SINN FEIN OF ‘SOVIET-STYLE’ PROPAGANDAlast_img read more

Paleontologist digs in to find fossils at landfill

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – For nearly a decade, paleontologist Mark Roeder focused on finding the “little guys” buried for centuries beneath thousands of feet of rock at the Simi Valley Landfill. There, he searched for the tiny bones and teeth of bats, frogs, lizards, rodents and snakes by screening buckets of clay samples a day. Then, this year, he led the recovery of a fossilized mammoth in Moorpark and later the tusk and foot bones of a mastodon. The discovery led officials to propose calling the city “The Home of the Moorpark Mammoth.” “It was grunt work,” said the 56-year-old scientist, recalling his days at the landfill – a potential treasure trove for paleontologists. “I was looking for the smaller guys because the small ones tell you more about the area. They can’t migrate. … They get stuck. “We found a lot of new animals not known anywhere else.” Waste Management Inc., which owns and operates the landfill, contracts with Paleo Environmental Associates, the consulting firm in which Roeder is a partner, to protect the prehistoric creatures hidden below tons of earth. From 1987 to 1996, the Costa Mesa resident recovered fossils at the landfill, including the jawbone of a new species now named after him. Occasionally, Roeder conducts work at the site but only when a new area is opened that requires significant excavation activity. Should Waste Management proceed with plans to expand its landfill from 185 to 400 acres, representatives of the consulting firm are likely to be brought in on a more regular basis, said company spokesman Eric Rose. Any expansion, however, would require an environmental impact report and ultimately approval from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. “Waste Management is committed to protecting America’s working landscapes and preserving an important part of our historic past for visitors, neighbors and, most importantly future generations,” Rose said. “More than 20 years ago, Waste Management had the foresight to create a program to ensure the preservation of fossils for the benefit of scientist and that of future generations. “We believe our partnership with outside experts and the Los Angeles County Museum represents a new brand of conservation and model for other companies, bringing together public, private and nonprofit organizations to balance community needs and environmental objectives.” Waste Management is required to pay for the work as a condition of its operating permit. The Simi landfill was one of the first to initiate this type of paleontological research and pioneered efforts in this direction. The landfill is rich in history and has yielded important vertebrate fossils. The area in the hills north of Simi Valley once had an abundant sources of water, including streams and a river. Many of the fossil remains were deposited on land during floods in cycles. Roeder is responsible for collecting fossil bones and teeth of more than 130 extinct animals. The fossils in the area date back 45 million years. During the nine-year period, Roeder washed 1,500 tons to 2,000 tons of clay searching for the creatures and screened about 150 tons of rock since 1987 under the fossil recovery program. Because of his work, the museum has about 10,000 specimens, he added. E. Bruce Lander, the partner in Roeder’s firm, said the landfill offers great opportunities for scientific research. “It’s an area where they do all the digging for us,” he said. “The fossils we’ve been able to find at the landfill are microscopic, not really visible but useful for telling time.” The findings have helped scientists understand what Southern California was like millions of years ago: a subtropical region like Guadalajara, Mexico, is today. The findings are turned over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History for research. The Simi Valley landfill isn’t the only landfill where Roeder has performed this kind of work. He has also worked across landfills in Orange and Los Angeles counties. He became interested in the field as a youngster during a time of discovery. “At the beginning of the space program, people were looking up,” he quipped. “I was looking down. I always had my head in the ground.” From shark teeth to mammoth skulls, Roeder appreciates his entire collection of finds. “They’re all important because they have a story to tell about life in the past.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more