Min.Varpilah Warns against Inflation of Transport Fare

first_imgTransport Minister S.Tornolah Varpilah has warned commercial vehicles’ operators, including taxis and buses, against inflating the cost of transportation in the wake of the recent Liberia National Police (LNP) action banning motorcyclists from using all principal streets and routes in Monrovia.He made the disclosure over the weekend in Monrovia during a press briefing.Minister Varpilah said anyone caught in the act of inflating transportation costs will be arrested by the Liberian National Police (LNP) and taken to court.“We should not use the restriction placed on motorcycles as an excuse for raising transportation prices; anyone caught in the act will be arrested by the LNP and charged by the Liberian Government. The fine paid by any driver that is caught in the act will go into the Government account,” he stressed.The MOT boss promised to work with the Commerce Ministry and LNP in making sure that the rise in transportation fare stops at once.“We have talked with the National Transit Authority (NTA) to increase the use of their buses and extend their trips to four or five times a day; this will help our people get to their various destinations.Discussing the first day of restriction on motorcyclists, Minister Varpilah said “The first day of the restriction recorded no major accidents; this proves that motorcycles in the country contributed to the high rate of accidents.”Giving statistics of the number of motorcycles accident per day, Minister Varpilah accounted that each day prior to the restriction, there were recorded reports of 41 accidents, leaving several wounded and many dead.The Liberian Transport Minister said, the restriction of motorcycles on the main streets is not an issue of bringing embarrassment to the citizens in the country, but rather it is meant to save the lives of both the riders and citizens.He used the medium to inform motorcycle operators that beginning November 10, the Ministry, along with the Liberian National Police, (LNP) will enforce measures that will guide the motorcyclists.“No motorcycle will be  allowed to ply the streets without view mirrors, they must be registered with the Government of Liberia license plate approved by the MOT, riders must wear helmets and reflective jackets and foot wear, not slippers; no motorcycle is allowed to carry more than two passengers including the rider at all times. Anyone caught violating these traffic rules will be arrested and fined, causing their motorcycle to be impounded until said fine is paid into Government revenue before the motorcycle is released,” the MOT boss stressed.The MOT boss described the measures taken by the Transport Ministry and the Liberian National Police (LNP) as great steps to ensuring public safety.Min. Varpilah said the results of the investigations determining the causes of motorcycle accidents, came to the conclusion that they are most often due to excessive speed, driving while drunk, and unruly driving practices.Min.Varpilah thanked the motorcyclists for conducting themselves in the right manner by resisting protest and not defying the law as many thought they would.When asked about the deadline of the motorcycles restriction, Minister Varpilah said, “There is no deadline for the law until we have good roads.”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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Area teams acknowledged in polls

first_img El Rancho is the only boys volleyball team ranked, coming in at No. 8 in Division III. Whittier is among others receiving votes in the division. 1:45 p.m. Seven area high schools are among the Top 10 teams in their respective sports in this week’s CIF Southern Section spring sports polls. La Serna’s softball team is the highest-ranked local entry at No. 3 in Division III. Cantwell moved up a notch to No. 6 in Division VI, and La Mirada climbed a spot to No. 8 in Division II. In baseball, Cantwell cracked the rankings in Division VI at No. 9. In boys tennis, Whittier Christian remains at No. 4 in Division V, and Schurr stayed at No. 9 in Division IV. 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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Loonie Mile takes the Pomeroy Sports Centre this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The athletes of Special Olympics Fort St. John are trying to raise enough loonies to fill a mile. And, as they specify, that’s $68,640 worth of loonies.Ashley Roblin said her mother got the idea from Special Olympics down south. While it didn’t pan out as well down there, it took off here and has come back for a third time in Fort St. John.“The athletes will be walking the track the whole time and helping people lay loonies that they’ve collected,” she said. Donors can purchase Loonie Strips from the athletes, which are laid down.- Advertisement -Special Olympics B.C.’s Fort St. John branch will be hosting two regional events, and have to travel to four additional regional events. The money earned helps further the local programs that make Fort St. John a more vibrant, supportive and inclusive place.The amount the athletes have raised hasn’t been counted yet, but Roblin says the highest they have receiving in donations yet was around $6,000.The Loonie Mile will take place on the track on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Solskjaer ‘hoping for best’ after Bailly’s injury in friendly

first_img0Shares0000Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong side that included wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba © AFP / HECTOR RETAMALSHANGHAI, China, Jul 25 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left “hoping for the best” after defender Eric Bailly was stretchered off in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.The 25-year-old Ivorian appeared to get his foot stuck in the turf at Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai and a concerned Solskjaer said the player had twisted his knee. Solskjaer, who had been linked with a move for Leicester City central defender Harry Maguire even before losing Bailly, said: “It’s never nice when you get an injury.“It’s not worth it when you lose one. He’s done his knee but we are not sure how bad it is.“We need to get back to Manchester and do the scan.“Let’s hope for the best.”Bailly, who had only come on as a substitute for Chris Smalling at half time, was replaced in the 56th minute.It took the gloss off a satisfactory evening for United, who have now won all four pre-season friendlies.Teenager Angel Gomes squeezed in the winner 10 minutes from time in what was an occasionally bad-tempered friendly against their Premier League top-four rivals.French striker Anthony Martial put United ahead in the first half, before Spurs substitute Lucas Moura replied with a scrappy effort in the second.After wholesale changes from both sides — Solskjaer swapped out all 11 starters at the break — Spurs had looked the more dangerous, before the 18-year-old Londoner Gomes struck.The Norwegian Solskjaer, under pressure to prove that he is the man to take United back into the Champions League, named a strong side that included wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba and new signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Counterpart Mauricio Pochettino fielded a more experimental team, but started the England international duo of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, along with new man Tanguy Ndombele.– Flashpoint –United nearly took the lead on just four minutes when Martial fired across stand-in goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, but his powerful effort struck the post.Despite the fierce humidity there was an edge to the International Champions Cup game not always present in pre-season friendlies.Attacking midfielder Alli, perhaps frustrated after missing a golden chance, was booked on 12 minutes after a second late challenge in front of a full house. He was booed off when subbed on an hour.Martial, whose United career has threatened to peter out at times, made no mistake on 21 minutes when he rifled the ball under Gazzaniga from close range.United were incensed when Moussa Sissoko left the sprightly winger James in a heap by the corner flag, suspecting a stamp by the Spurs midfielder.Tottenham captain Kane angrily waded in and there was a scuffle, with Gazzaniga leaving his goal to join in and several United players also involved.Andreas Pereira, a combative midfield presence for United, was next to be booked after he cut down Kane. Young Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga was yellow-carded too.United face Norwegian side Kristiansund in their next friendly, on Tuesday, while Spurs play Real Madrid next.Solskjaer would not be drawn on whether he now intends to step up his pursuit of Maguire, the England defender who is also said to be of interest to Manchester City.“We’ve had six centre-backs rotating here and all done well,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MAN WHO PARKED IN DISABLED SPACE FINED €150

first_imgA man who parked in a disabled parking space in Lifford has been fined €150.Matthew Carlin’s vehicle was found by Gardai to be parked in a disabled parking bay at Main Street in Lifford on February 8th last.It did not have any documentation displayed to show it had a disabled parking permit. Carlin, of 16 Beechwood Grove, Lifford, was fined €150 by Judge Paul Kelly.MAN WHO PARKED IN DISABLED SPACE FINED €150 was last modified: November 9th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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Ronaldo wants Man United return and club prepare staggering £183m raid on Real

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United this summer Manchester United are putting together a stunning financial package for Cristiano Ronaldo – with the Portuguese superstar eager to return to the club.Ronaldo delivered a bombshell to Real Madrid last week by informing the club he no longer wants to play in Spain.The 32-year-old is said to be “outraged” after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7million euros (£12.8million) and is determined to leave the country as soon as possible.Ronaldo is understood to favour a return to Manchester United this summer, and Jose Mourinho is keen to make the deal happen.‘Come home Cristiano!’- Man United fans react to reports Ronaldo wants OUTMourinho was already chasing another Real Madrid star, Alvaro Morata.And it has been reported that United are now ready to offer the European champions a staggering 210 million euros (£183million) PLUS David de Gea for Morata and Ronaldo.Real have long coveted De Gea and United are understood to be willing to let the goalkeeper go if it means they can land Ronaldo.It will be a sensational deal for United should Ronaldo seal a move back to the club.A four-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and the FA Cup in his previous six-year spell at Old Trafford.He has gone on to break countless records since joining Real in 2009, cementing his status as one of the greatest footballers of all-time, and has helped them claim an array of major trophies, including three Champions Leagues. 1last_img read more

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Belgium stun Brazil in quarter-final thriller

first_img Hazard was thrilling to watch De Bruyne’s goal was stunning And another star, De Bruyne, doubled the Red Devils’ lead with a strike worthy of the occasion. Lukaku powered through Brazil before feeding De Bruyne, who arrowed an unstoppable effort past Alisson after 31 minutes.The Selecao woke up at half-time and threw the kitchen sink at Belgium. A suspicious looking challenge from Vincent Kompany on Manchester City team-mate Gabriel Jesus was surprisingly not reviewed by the on-field referee. It looked like a penalty.Then with time running out, Philippe Coutinho, undoubtedly Brazil’s star player, dragged his team back into the game with a mesmerising cross for substitute Renato Augusto to head home on 76 minutes.Brazil had so many chances to mend their broken hearts. Roberto Firmino, Augusto and Coutinho all came agonisingly close.But if Belgium’s attackers put the game beyond their opponents in the first-half, their defenders kept it from them in the second.Neymar, who failed to light up the tournament as expected, so nearly changed all that. His last-minute curling effort would have been one of the iconic goals if not for a brilliant stop from Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.What a tournament.Star man 4 The Selecao turned the game on its head in the second-half and Renato Augusto ensured a gripping finish with his header 15 minutes from time.But Belgium’s golden generation held their nerve to set up a mouth-watering semi-final against France.This World Cup is not in the business of underwhelming and an electrifying quarter-final lived up to expectation from the outset.Brazil went close from a couple of corners and then Fernandinho finally converted one, at the wrong end. A huge chunk of misfortune saw Nacer Chadli’s cross bounce in off his bicep in the 13th minute.Some of the world’s greatest players were on show and the ones in red began to express themselves. Eden Hazard dazzled in his showdown with Neymar, while Romelu Lukaku was virtually unplayable at times. De Bruyne’s match-winning strike Romelu Lukaku 4 4 Lukaku was at his sensational best today. He preyed on the Brazilian defence with his pace, power and skill. They had no answer to his brilliance.Moment of the match 4 Belgium eliminated World Cup favourites Brazil to book their place in the semi-finals after a thrilling encounter.A blistering first-half saw the Red Devils take a two-goal lead courtesy of Ferandinho’s own goal and a Kevin De Bruyne stunner. There are so many moments to choose from. Courtois’ save. Hazard’s skill. Lukaku’s power. But De Bruyne’s effort ultimately won the game and it was a thing of beauty.last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL DUBLIN PROTEST POSTPONED SO MORE PEOPLE CAN JOIN THEM, CLAIM

first_imgA major protest planned for Dublin on the 22nd of February has been delayed until the following week, the 29th February, organisers have said.According to Donegal Action Against Austerity (DAAA), the protest which was originally organised to coincide with a blockade of the capital by the Road Haulage Association, has taken on a life of its own, and the group have been inundated with messages of support, and pledges from groups country wide.We understand some hauliers plan to ‘hit’ Dublin in the early hours of next Monday – with a special Garda unit hoping to thwart those plans. DAAA however says its protest has been postponed for a week.“We have had no option but to postpone the protest until the 29th, as so many people want to be part of what we have planned. However this has meant that we have to co-ordinate with different groups around the country, who are all in the same frame of mind as ourselves, and we want to ensure that this is done right,” said John McLaughlin, one of the organisers, from Donegal Action Against Austerity.“While the hauliers have their own agenda, we wanted to make this about more than one group, about the people who are hurting more than anything, so this is something that people can really support and get involved in.”Focus groups and protestors from counties including Cork, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Roscommon and Dublin are joining in with the protest, and while no confirmation has been forthcoming about the hauliers’ blockade of the capital, the groups are adamant that they will make the government listen, with or without the hauliers. PRO for the group, Ryan Stewart said, “There is a real willingness from people to be part of something here. We have held meetings in towns and villages around Donegal, and the response has been tremendous, with hundreds attending each meeting, thousands in total.“There are also people coming out to voice their opinion, who may not have had the courage to do so before. With the number of cuts, levies and taxes being imposed, people really have had enough, and they just want to do something about it. The forgotten county wants to give the government something to remember this time.”Páraic Ó Conghaola, from Connemara, who led a protest of over 5000 to the Dail only a month ago, added, “There is strength in numbers, and we have the numbers. We must stand together if we are to win and show this Government that the blood of the rural Ireland is boiling, and we will not stop until we get justice and equality for all.“Come to Dublin and stand proudly with your fellow Irish people and show them we will not lie down. County by county, people are committing to this, and we have to make a stand. Whatever your cause may be, get out and get your voice heard.”The groups have announced that the Spire on O’Connell Street will be the rally point from 12 noon, on the 29th February, and that a march to the Dail will leave from 1:30pm. Buses are being organised to bring people to and from the capital, and anyone wishing to travel is being asked to contact the group by email or text. Text your name and town to 086 3383 090 to book your spot on a coach. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL DUBLIN PROTEST POSTPONED SO MORE PEOPLE CAN JOIN THEM, CLAIM was last modified: February 17th, 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:donegal campaignersdublin protestlast_img read more

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ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF

first_imgStudent from St.Eunan’s College show their support for Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle andDavid Tyrell and their Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell with Honours Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Staff and students from St.Eunan’s College have come out in force to support their fellow pupils and Maths teacher ahead of Sunday’s crucial double header with Dublin at Croke Park.Minor stars and St.Eunan’s pupils Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell are first up to face the Dubs in their MFC semi-final at 1.30pm.Then their Maths teacher Colm McFadden will look to shoot Donegal into their second All-Ireland final in three years. Staff and fellow students came out in support of the players by proudly wearing their Donegal colours at school today.It’s the first time in Donegal’s illustrious history were both the Minors and Seniors play in All-Ireland semi-finals on the same day.Sunday promises to be an historic occasion and Donegal fans are praying for a double win over Dublin.Principal Chris Darby told Donegal Daily, “It’s a wonderful achievement for the school to have so many representatives involved on what is an historic day for Donegal GAA. “We just want to wish all the players involved all the very best, and hopefully both sides can overcome Dublin and book their place in the All-Ireland final. ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF was last modified: August 29th, 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:Colm McFaddendonegalnewsSportSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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Drake Volleyball Falls to Unbeaten Weber State, 3-1

first_img“It was a tough weekend for Drake volleyball and we certainly hoped to do better,” said head coach Darrin McBroom.  “We should have gotten it done last night against WIU and led in nearly every statistical category, but still came away with a loss. Today, Weber State team was a very tough team that plays similar to us and they just played a little bit better as a team that we did.” Box Score (HTML) Drake closes non-conference play with an overall record of 9-5 heading into next week’s Missouri Valley Conference opener at Evansville. Drake returns to the court to start MVC action on Friday, Sept. 23 with a 7 p.m. match at Evansville followed by a 7 p.m. match at SIU on Sept. 24. at Evansville 9/23/2016 – 7:00 PM Next Game: Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) led the Bulldogs with 12 kills on 34 attempts while Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) added nine kills and 17 digs. Drake’s setter tandem of Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) and Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) had 26 and 20 assists, respectively. Box Score (PDF) Live Stats Story Links Watch Live Weber State took the match by set scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22.center_img In the fourth set, Drake again held a late lead at 17-16 and again, WSU responded with a big run. This time, it was six straight points to put WSU up, 22-17. From there, WSU was able to take the set, 25-22, and dispatch the Bulldogs, 3-1. MACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University volleyball team closed the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 3-1 loss to undefeated Weber State on Saturday afternoon. Preview With the loss, Drake finishes the weekend at the Hampton Inn Leatherneck Classic with a 1-2 record after opening action Friday with a 3-0 win over Southeast Missouri State and a tough, 3-2 loss to Western Illinois. The first set was tight throughout and facing set point, Drake responded with back-to-back kills from Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) and the set-winning kill from Schoene to win the set, 26-24. The second set was equally close until a brief 4-0 WSU run gave the Wildcats a 22-17 cushion that they used to take a 25-20 win. Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.), who had 30 digs on Saturday and 58 on the weekend earned Leatherneck Classic All-Tournament team honors. Full Schedule Roster Drake held an 18-14 lead in the third set, however WSU rattled off five-straight points to take the lead, 19-14. A kill from Schoene briefly tied the match at 23-23, but two-straight kills from the Wildcats gave them a 25-23 win. The Valley on ESPN3  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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