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first_imgDespite Liberia being badly hit by Ebola and its citizens placed under international spotlight because of the disease, a citizen of the land is busy flying the flag high on the international stage.Alfred H. Wreh, a Liberian currently pursuing post graduate studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, has been nominated to participate in the global International Society for Industrial Ecology Student Chapter Board Election.The Liberian scholar, according to reports, is the first ever, and only African amongst colleagues from Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, China, USA, Hong Kong, Norway, South Korea, USA, Austria and others to be selected to that portfolio.According to a dispatch from Australia, the Student Chapter Board president, Xiao Li, expressed delight in the nominees and encouraged them to be prepared for the challenges ahead.He disclosed that the Student Chapter nominees will serve a term of two years. Li averred that the society is interested in increasing the representation of students from outside North America and Europe.  He said he  is well pleased with the current composition.For his part, Wreh said hailing from a natural resource-rich country devastated by 14 years of conflict, and representing the chapter of one of the world’s best universities was a dream come true.  He noted that the International Society for Industrial Ecology has always been a radical and powerful force for change; an inspirational source of ideas and an innovation which requires companies to ensure that  cleaner production, best practices and standards are upheld.Wreh stated: “Its farsighted founder imbued the Society with a sense of purpose not only to encourage innovativeness, broaden learning, cultivate students’ skills and ensure that industries production and profitability is enhanced; but to ensure our actions globally will improve industries’ overall sustainability, alleviate poverty and provide better services while managing the world’s resources.“I share a common set of values which commits us to rising to the challenges of the social and economic crisis facing  Africa and the world at large.  These challenges can be met through activities which help to regain and boost our quest for a “sustainable” world by alleviating the plight of the vulnerable sections of our society today. We remain committed to the principles of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems, while facilitating  communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and environmental advocates whose work interest focuses on finding a balance between environmental and economic actions.”The Liberian told over 700 global students that as a candidate, the first African to be nominated since the Society’s founding, he brings the African experience, which fulfils the society’s global commitment.  Wreh reminded the world of the great potentials in Liberians across the globe, stressing that the presence of the Ebola virus in his country does not call for neglect or isolating citizens of the continent’s oldest independent nation.Mr. Alfred H. Wreh, a Liberian Pursuing Postgraduate studies specifically in  Environmental Management,  majoring in Natural Resources at the University of Queensland in Australia, was  nominated on September 30, 2014 by his university student chapter for election pending a vetting process by the society board.   The vetting process was concluded on October 11, 2014.The candidates elected will immediately begin work and will join the organization of the 4th Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP IV) at the Biannual ISIE Conference in Surrey, UK, July 2015.The International Society for Industrial Ecology, with offices at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, promotes industrial ecology as a way of finding innovative solutions to complicated environmental problems.   The Society facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgKlopp accepts the billions of pounds clubs are paid by the television company mean they can have few complaints when issues like this arise, but he does not believe scheduling the match for the day before Christmas would make it attractive to fans.“I really cannot imagine that anyone wants to watch football on that night,” Klopp said on Friday.“I really think it is no problem for people to be very concentrated on important nights on something other than football.“If the supporters want to see a game on Christmas Eve then probably the television broadcaster will find a way to deliver it and obviously they’ve found a way already.“I didn’t know before the date was possible but now I know it is possible.“If we play on December 24 I am not sure we can fight against it. We are the last ones in this role who may have something to say about the decision.“But Sky has then to make a decision if they really want to do this, if they really want to bring supporters onto the streets that night, if they really want to bring all the people who work for television away from home that night.“For us it is not a normal time so if we don’t play 24th we’ll play the 25th or 26th. It is still Christmas for our families but not for us – we are used to it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured during a team training session at the club’s Melwood training complex in Liverpool, north west England, on September 12, 2017 © AFP/File / Anthony DEVLINLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 29 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called on television broadcasters to ditch their reported plan to move his club’s clash with Arsenal to Christmas Eve.It has been suggested Sky chiefs are keen for Liverpool’s trip to the Emirates Stadium to be put back a day and have already made both clubs aware they want them to consider the prospect.last_img read more


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first_imgGrab your keys it’s time for you to get the biggest bargains of all time at the Furniture Liquidator, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, next Friday 4th August in their marquee:The tent is over 100 foot long of bargains packed to the roof. We will be selling EVERYTHING ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY 4th-7th August 2017. Nothing will be held back!This is the biggest stock disposal sale ever to be held in Donegal and probably Ireland. At the Furniture Liquidator we receive stock from Irish and UK shops which are closed or are closing and need to dispose of stock FAST.To make way for over 15 containers scheduled to arrive soon, we have decided to run a stock disposal sale to you the public at prices never seen before.  All brands will be sold at prices not offered anywhere else.Including in out lots for sale are: ToolsSoft furnishings including recliners, fabric suites and wipe clean 3-1-1 suites, corner suites, single chairs, lots of three-seater, two seater and single chairs sold separately or in any combinationBikes for child and adultBeds 3ft, 4ft and Kind SizeMattresses of every brand and grade.Robes 2 door, 3 door and 4 doorBedside lockers of every colourChest of drawersDining setsRugs LightsCoffee tablesEnd TablesTV UnitsHalf price hall tablesAND MUCH MUCH MOREIf you’re looking for something look here first, because when it’s gone it really is gone. Sponsored PostThe Furniture Liquidator to sell everything in €2 million sale was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 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:Furniture liquidatorSALEstock disposallast_img read more


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first_imgLooking after your Roses By Paul McLaughlin, Ballaghdearg Garden CentreAt this time of year there are few sights as striking or as memorable as a garden full of brightly coloured rose blooms. Like many other plants in the garden, the more time you devote to your roses the more likely they are to reward you with a bright summer display. While roses are very easy plants to grow, to get the best out of them they do require a certain amount of care throughout the year. This care includes pruning in the winter and early spring, feeding from the start of the growing season, dead-heading and regular spraying for insect and fungal infection.To set them up for the flowering season, all roses need a good feed at this time of year. While pretty much any general purpose fertilizer will show results, it is worth investing in one of the specialist rose fertilizers such as “Top Rose” which are widely available from garden centres. These fertilizers have been specially blended for roses and contain the correct ratios of nitrogen, potash and trace elements to promote both strong foliage and healthy flowers. These fertilizers usually come in granular form and a small handful should be sprinkled around each rose and then lightly raked into the soil. This top dressing can be repeated in July to extend the flowering season. Throughout the flowering season roses should also be regularly dead-headed. Dead-heading is the removal of faded flower heads from the plant to prevent it from producing seeds. If a faded bloom is not removed and the rose is allowed to produce seeds, much of the plants growing strength will be diverted away from flower production. When dead-heading roses it is important not to just pull off the dying flower but to cut the stem on which the flower has grown back by about a third to allow a new bloom to develop quickly.Throughout the flowering season roses also have to be sprayed regularly to combat both insect and fungal infection. While you can reduce the amount of spraying needed by planting roses with a high resistance level to disease, almost all roses are vulnerable to some form of pest or disease. The only effective way to deal with these problems is through a regular spraying program. While opinions differ on what is the best spray to use, pretty much any specialist rose spray will combine the right amounts of fungicide and insecticide to keep your roses healthy. No matter what you are spraying your roses with there are a few general rules which should be followed. Most importantly always follow the manufacturer’s directions very carefully, wear the correct protective clothing such as a mask and gloves and always be sure to use enough spray to wet both sides of the leaves as the underside is often where pests do the most harm.Below is a list of the most common problems to effect roses and how to identify and deal with them; BlackspotThis fungus shows up as round black spots on the leaves, usually towards the end of June or early July. If neglected this fungus will spread rapidly, turning the rest of the leaf yellow and causing it to fall off. To combat blackspot roses should be sprayed every 10-14 days with a suitable fungicide and all infected leaves should be removed from the area and destroyed.MildewThis is a grey powdery looking covering which is usually seen on young leaves and stems. Mildew will spread rapidly through a plant, and while it is not fatal it is very unsightly. Once again spray with a suitable fungicide at the first sign of infection.Aphids and GreenflyThese are tiny insects that gather on young leaves and flower stems to feed on the plants sap. These insects weaken plants and spread with incredible speed. While there are a number of theories on how best to remove greenfly, the most effective way seems to be with regular spraying with a suitable insecticide. * Want more information? Call in and see me at our garden centre today.Any questions: email me on info@highlandlandscapes.iePAUL McLAUGHLIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: LOOKING AFTER YOUR ROSES was last modified: August 2nd, 2013 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:BallaghdeargBallaghdearg Garden CentreDonegal Dailygardening columnPaul McLaughlinroseslast_img read more


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first_imgLetterkenny District CourtA hairdresser led Gardai on a ten mile chase just days after she finished serving a four year driving ban for dangerous driving.Natalie McGee tried to out-speed Gardai and drove down dirt roads across West Donegal on November 30th last. The 22 year old only stopped when her car began to smoke and gradually came to a halt.When Gardai finally caught up with Ms McGee, they discovered that she had no tax or insurance on the car or did not have a driver’s license.Solicitor for Ms McGee, Mr Kieran Dillon said his client panicked when she saw Gardai and they activated their flashing lights and sirens.He said she had a troubled background and was now a trainee hairdresser who was now trying to get on with her life.However Judge Paul Kelly warned Mr Dillon that his client could go to jail as a result of her latest escapade saying “Her liberty is at risk here.”Falcarragh District Court heard how McGee of Ballina, Falcarragh, has six previous convictions for dangerous driving and two for having no insurance.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until May 18th and ordered a probation report.HAIRDRESSER LED GARDAI ON TEN MILE CHASE BEFORE CAR BROKE DOWN was last modified: February 18th, 2016 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:cardonegalFalcarraghNatalie McGeelast_img read more


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first_imgJust six months after being given a driving ban for a similar offence, a Donegal County Councillor has been charged with drink driving.The case of Ciaran Brogan was mentioned at Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court. This morning’s Irish Daily Star reports that Brogan allegedly provided Gardaí with a  breath sample of 70mgs.The Star reports that the alleged incident happened when Brogan was stopped in his Toyota Avensis on April 1 at Trentagh.The case was adjourned until the June 12 sitting of the Letterkenny District Court.Donegal County Councillor in court on fresh drink drive charge was last modified: April 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ciaran BroganCouncillor Ciaran BroganLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more


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first_imgTwo women swung each other by the hair before trying to gouge each other’s eyes out at a Donegal festival.One of the women appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and being drunk. Laetitia Candido was one of two women who fell out at the Lennon Festival in Ramelton.Gardai told how they came across the two women fighting in the street.The two women, who were friends, fell out and began swinging each other by the hair before attempting to “gouge each other’s eyes out.”Gardai broke up the pair but Ms Candido remained aggressive before being arrested by Gardai.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had been drinking and admitted her drinking had “clearly become a problem.”He added that Ms Candido, aged 19 years of 25 Glencar Park, Letterkenny was trying to get her life in order.She was hoping to attend the Kerry Institute of Technology where she is hoping to study tourism and hospitality.Judge Paul Kelly asked if there were any injuries sustained during the fight but Mr Dorrian said the young women had made up and are now friends again.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until November 7th for a victim impact statement form the other woman and also for a Probation Report to be carried out on Ms Condido.Two women tried to “gouge each other’s eyes out” at festival was last modified: October 7th, 2017 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:courtdonegalGardaiLaetitia CandidoLennon FestvalRameltonlast_img read more


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first_img “What we came up with is a dress code that even (Dallas Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban could comply with – if he wanted to,” Stern said Tuesday. On Monday, the NBA announced in a memo to teams that a dress code will go into effect at the start of the season. Saying players must dress in “business casual” attire, the league banned items such as sleeveless shirts, shorts, sunglasses while indoors, and headphones during team or league business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The policy also requires players on the bench who are not in uniform to wear sport jackets, shoes and socks. And while Stern knows some players will be critical of the policy, he said there was no reason to be, as even jeans are still allowed. “As it’s properly understood, it will be embraced,” he said. “The union’s fine with it. It’s quite liberal and easygoing.” Cleveland star LeBron James was among those who saw the reasoning behind the new rules. “Sometimes you feel lazy on a flight and you don’t want to put (dress) clothes on,” James said. “But this is a job and we want to have fun, but it’s a job and we should look like we’re going to work.” David Stern wanted to come up with a dress code that wouldn’t restrict his players. So he picked one that wouldn’t bother his owners, either. center_img Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson said he had no problem with requiring players to dress better. But he drew the line at players being told their chains and necklaces can’t be visible over their clothes. “I just think that’s attacking young, black males,” said Jackson, who wore four chains to the Pacers exhibition game against San Antonio on Tuesday night. “The part about wearing suits, I think we should dress up. A lot of guys have gotten sloppy with the way they dress and I have no problem with that. But the chains, that’s going a little too far.” Also: The New Orleans Hornets waived guard Troy Bell. … Guard Jermaine Jackson was waived by the Chicago Bulls, two weeks after he was acquired from the New York Knicks. 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


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first_img Brand says if those birds maintain the virus over the winter, they would have the opportunity to bring it back to northern nesting grounds in Siberia next spring and summer. While most Siberian flocks don’t try to cross the Pacific to North America, some do cross the narrow Bering Strait to Alaska. If those birds mingle with birds from Alaska, “there is the possibility the virus could be transmitted to waterfowl or shorebirds that make their way here next fall,” Brand said. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But scientists are studying the virus’s transmission among birds as well. In the United States, a consortium of government agencies is seeking $5 million over the next three years to test birds along their migratory routes in the lower 48 states beginning next spring. “The patterns (of the virus) in Asia right now would not suggest that it would come over to North America this fall,” said Christopher Brand, chief of field and lab research for the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. Here’s why: Bird flu was observed spreading from domestic poultry to wild birds in Asia last summer in northern breeding grounds in Siberia. Most of those birds now are migrating south – along their distinctive routes called flyways – to India and Bangladesh; others follow southwestern routes to the eastern Mediterranean and even Africa. So far, bird flu has been detected in both wild and domestic birds as far east as the Danube Delta in Romania. The virus was reported in poultry in Turkey, Romania and Russia. “There has been a shift in the susceptibility of wild fowl to H5N1,” acknowledged David Nabarro, chief U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza. DENVER – As bird flu is spread continent to continent by wild birds, the seasonal migration that is normally one of nature’s wonders is becoming something scary. Could bird flu reach North America through migrating birds? Biologists in Alaska and Canada are keeping an eye out and say it’s possible by next year. Scientists from several agencies have been monitoring large flocks in the northern part of this continent since last summer, collecting both live birds and thousands of samples from bird droppings. The results of those tests are pending, but so far scientists have not found the virus that is spreading across Asia. Of course, the bigger fear is that bird flu will mutate into a flu that is both contagious and deadly to people and which would quickly spread around the globe through international travel. The current bird flu is not easily spread to people. last_img read more


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first_img Live Stats Live Audio Story Links The Drake University men’s basketball team begins the 2017 portion of its schedule at SIU on Jan. 1 with a 4 p.m. contest at SIU Arena. The Bulldogs’ second Missouri Valley Conference game of the season will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3 and on radio on ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM.The Bulldogs make their annual trek to Carbondale, Ill., fresh off of back-to-back 100-point games including a thrilling 102-98 win over Loyola on Dec. 29 to open MVC action at 1-0 and improve to 3-10 on the season. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) scored a career-high 24 points in the win with six assists and now has 15 assists in the last two games. In the month of December, the junior boasted a 3.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio for the Bulldogs.Under head coach Jeff Rutter, the Bulldogs’ offense has blossomed with the team averaging nearly 77 possessions per game. No player has benefited more from the up-tempo offense than sophomore Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.). The sharpshooter has scored in double-figures in eight straight games and has recorded 20 or more points in three of the last five games including a career-high 27 points on eight three-pointers against Mississippi Valley State. He is also 15th nationally in three-point percentage this season at 47.4 percent. As a team, the Bulldogs have made 10 or more three-pointers in four-straight games and matched a school record with 17 three-pointers against Mississippi Valley State.SIU returns home where it is 7-1 all-time on New Year’s Day with a 7-7 overall record and an 0-1 mark in MVC action after falling at Bradley, 60-51, Thursday. The Salukis shot just 27.3 percent in the loss and were 2-of-26 from the three-point arc. Armon Fletcher leads the team this season with 13.8 points per game on 46.2 percent shooting. He also ranks fourth in the MVC in steals with 1.9 per game.Sunday’s game will be the 88th all-time between the Bulldogs and Salukis with SIU holding a 56-31 lead in the series after winning the last three meetings between the two programs.Following the game, the Bulldogs will remain on the road to face preseason MVC favorite Wichita State in Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Drake Game Notes Live Video last_img read more