Former LP chairman Israel Akinsanya and executive council member Maxwell Grisgby In the aftermath of the ongoing legal brawl between the opposition Liberty Party (LP) and authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) following the conduct of the October 10 elections, two of the party’s senior executives have resigned from their respective positions.In his letter of resignation, the former chairman, Israel Akinsanya, cited ‘personal reasons’ which he believes compelled him to quit the LP.T. Maxwell Grisgby II, also another LP executive member, tendered in his letter of resignation on Wednesday, November 22. He did not give any reason for quitting, though it is being speculated that he was weary of the ongoing legal rigmarole between the party and the NEC.Akinsanya served as the opposition party’s chairman during the 2011 presidential and legislative elections, a position he occupied when he was accused of allegedly bankrolling the party’s campaigns while working with the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) as vice president for public affairs.After a demoralizing defeat, LP political leader Charles W. Brumskine announced his resignation from politics.In a telephone interview on Tuesday, November 21, Akinsanya said: “Yes, l have resigned; and its personal.” He then hung up the phone.“This letter serves as my resignation letter effective immediately from the Liberty Party. I thank you and the Executive Committee for the time they allowed me to serve,” his letter to the party chairman, Benjamin Sanvee, said.For Grisgby, he said, “I herein tender my letter of resignation as a member of the Executive Committee as well as a partisan of the Liberty Party.” He then extended his profound gratitude to the Executive Committee for the privilege to serve the Liberty Party.Darius Dillon, LP’s acting National Chairman, in a telephone interview confirmed receipt of the men’s resignation. “We wish them well. They are free citizens and have the right to move on with their lives,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ireland 2-0 Oman: Doyle and Pearce help Irish ease to winIreland 2-0 Oman: Doyle and Pearce help Irish ease to win
Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle 1 Kevin Doyle and Alex Pearce goals helped the Republic of Ireland ease to victory over Oman ahead of Sunday’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia.After a tepid start, Doyle headed the hosts into a 20th-minute lead from Robbie Brady’s corner, his 14th senior international goal.But with Oman content to sit back and soak up pressure, Martin O’Neill’s side struggled to break down their opposition in Dublin.Pearce and substitute Aiden McGeady both had efforts cleared off the line, while the Everton winger also hit the woodwork as did team-mate David Meyler.It looked like Ireland would never double their tally, but with nine minutes remaining Pearce stabbed home to make it a comfortable victory.
LETTERKENNY BUSINESS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL COLLEAGUES WITH MASSIVE CBM SIGNS.IE POSTERLETTERKENNY BUSINESS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL COLLEAGUES WITH MASSIVE CBM SIGNS.IE POSTER
United Healthcare Group, in Letterkenny have shown their support for Donegal stars Eamon McGee and Christy Toye ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry. Management at the business contacted CBM Signs.ie to have a poster made showing their support for their colleagues ahead of the All-Ireland final on Sunday.CBM Signs.ie who specialize in producing all types of signs, banners and posters created a brilliant poster, which portrays the overwhelming support from all the staff at United Healthcare towards their colleagues and both minor and senior Donegal teams. CBM Signs.ie have been inundated with all sorts of requests to design posters, signs and banners for businesses who want to show their pride in the achievements of both Donegal minor and senior panels.CBM Signs themselves are proud to show their support for the Donegal GAA squads, and have kindly and consistently donated to the Donegal GAA training fund.With every purchase of a “UP DONEGAL SAM” sticker, €5 goes towards the Donegal Training Fund.Manager of CBM Signs Bernard Gallagher told Donegal Daily, “We launched the campaign and did a one day special in Ballybofey at the last Donegal meet and greet. “On that day we decided to contribute €10 from every “UP DONEGAL SAM” sticker sold towards the Donegal GAA training fund.“It was a complete sell out in the end up and since then we’ve had a steady stream of supporters looking for all types of signs, banners & crests.“We decided to make the donation to show our support for what the lads have achieved this year.Bernard who credits the incredible success of his business to his wife Emma, says the demand for posters and signs from Donegal fans wanting to show their support has been unbelievable.Bernard added, “As a local Donegal company we feel it is only right that we give back to the County training fund. “As yet again this year they have given the county another great year to remember!“Here’s hoping both teams can win on Sunday, and make it a truly incredible double.“Tir Chonaill Abú!CBM SIGNS are located on the Port Road just across from the LYIT and are open every week day 9:30-6:00pm and Saturday 9:30-4pm. If you want signs, posters or banners – Tel: 074 91 60044 or email email@example.comLETTERKENNY BUSINESS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL COLLEAGUES WITH MASSIVE CBM SIGNS.IE POSTER was last modified: September 19th, 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:BusinessCBM Signs.ieFeaturesnews
BACK TO THE FUTURE: DONEGAL PHARMACY RECREATES WHAT STORE LOOKED LIKE IN 1916BACK TO THE FUTURE: DONEGAL PHARMACY RECREATES WHAT STORE LOOKED LIKE IN 1916
A Donegal Pharmacy has brilliantly recreated what a typical chemist would’ve looked like in 1916!McElwee’s Pharmacy in Dungloe have created a 1916 window display in their store which is located on the Main Street in Dungloe. The fantastic display was erected by Kevin Gallagher.The display has received positive feedback from locals who think it’s a fantastic idea.Many who normally may have walked past because they didn’t need to go to the Pharmacy have popped in to check out the brilliant 1916 themed display.Proprietor of the pharmacy is Gerard McElwee – and the chemist has been an institution in Dungloe for decades. Most of the items on display are old products that Gerard’s father had when he ran the pharmacy – and other items they had collected from spending years in the Pharmaceutical industry.Great idea and a fantastic display.BACK TO THE FUTURE: DONEGAL PHARMACY RECREATES WHAT STORE LOOKED LIKE IN 1916 was last modified: March 17th, 2016 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:1916DisplaydungloeMcElwee’s Pharmacynews
Glorious weather on Saturday and Sunday greeted the final Rising Stars, Ulster/ANI,final squad days at Shercock, Saturday, and Donegal Town, Sunday.This was the eighth occasion, since September that the groups have come together and received expert coaching advice and direction.The final session included the following tests 30metres, standing long jump, 2k medicine ball chest push and 800m with the young athletes choosing event specific coaching for the final 45 minutes in either High Jump, Hammer/Discus and Walks middle distance. The culmination of the 2010/2011 Rising Stars programme will take place at the Mary Peters Track on the 30th April when young athletes from the four Ulster regions –Belfast/Derry/Donegal Town and Shercock are invited to participate in a multi event competition -100m/long jump/shot putt and 800m.This final get together will also include a social get together barbeque for athletes/parents/coaches and supporters.At the conclusion of the Donegal Town and Shercock sessions Eamon Harvey, Athletics Ireland RDO – on behalf of ANI/Ulster athletics thanked and congratulated the young athletes for availing of the coaching opportunity, coaches/clubs/parents for supporting and encouraging the young athletes to attend and the numerous L2 and L3 coaches who assisted at the various sessions during the winter months.YOUNG RISING STARS SHINE IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: April 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AAIDonegal Townrising stars
Raiders add another QB to compete behind Derek CarrRaiders add another QB to compete behind Derek Carr
The Raiders signed veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones, the team announced Tuesday morning.Jones is now one of four quarterbacks on the Raiders roster, along with Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman.Jones played for the Steelers from 2013-17, completing 108-of-169 passes for 1,310 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions with five starts and 18 total appearances. He briefly played for the Jaguars in 2018 before being released in November without appearing in a game.Four …
Finally, some news from the ancient Hebrew pottery inscription that was found in 2008 (11/16/2008, bullet 1). The inscription from Khirbet Qeiyafa, dating from the time of David and Solomon, has been deciphered and announced on Yahoo News, PhysOrg, and EurekAlert, which has a copy of the script and the translation. Science Daily posted a more extensive report on Jan 8. Prof. Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa, who deciphered the inscription, explained its significance: “It indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century BCE and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research.” This evidence appears to debunk the minimalist interpretation of Biblical history that asserts there was no kingdom of David and Solomon. EurekAlert said, “This stands opposed to the dating of the composition of the Bible in current research, which would not have recognized the possibility that the Bible or parts of it could have been written during this ancient period.” Even more significant inferences can be drawn, according to the EurekAlert article:Prof. Galil also notes that the inscription was discovered in a provincial town in Judea. He explains that if there were scribes in the periphery, it can be assumed that those inhabiting the central region and Jerusalem were even more proficient writers. “It can now be maintained that it was highly reasonable that during the 10th century BCE, during the reign of King David, there were scribes in Israel who were able to write literary texts and complex historiographies such as the books of Judges and Samuel.” He adds that the complexity of the text discovered in Khirbet Qeiyafa, along with the impressive fortifications revealed at the site, refute the claims denying the existence of the Kingdom of Israel at that time.The text of the inscription relates to the care for the disadvantaged in society. The inscription is not drawn verbatim from any Biblical passage, but sounds similar to those that express concern for widows, orphans, and the poor. The English translation is, “you shall not do [it], but worship the [Lord]. Judge the sla[ve] and the wid[ow]. Judge the orph[an] [and] the stranger. [Pl]ead for the infant; plead for the po[or and] the widow. Rehabilitate [the poor] at the hands of the king. Protect the po[or and] the slave; [supp]ort the stranger.” This expresses a moral tone right out of the Bible. And could “the king” be King David?This is very exciting and significant, and lends weight to the conservative view of the historicity of Scripture. There are sure to be lots of links and comments about this discovery. One good source to look for more information as it develops is Bible Places Blog.Update 01/15/2010: Live Science, normally a staunch pro-Darwin site, mentioned the find favorably and agreed the find shows the Old Testament could have been written earlier than liberal scholars have believed. “Until now, many scholars have held that the Hebrew Bible originated in the 6th century B.C., because Hebrew writing was thought to stretch back no further,“ Clara Moskowitz wrote. “But the newly deciphered Hebrew text is about four centuries older, scientists announced this month.”Update 01/31/2010: Todd Bolen at Bible Places Blog found some additional articles about the inscription. They urge caution about the Galil interpretation, because some words and letters are uncertain and the language or dialect itself is not clearly evident. The ink is also difficult to read. Nevertheless, they agree that the inscription is important and may even date earlier than 10th century BCE. Dr Christoper Rollston on his blog listed the major details with cautionary notes. Christianity Today posted an article that discussed interpretive disputes (including side-by-side alternative renderings), but included opinions of scholars that the ostracon provides evidence of a strong centralized Israeli government at the time of David. Despite exhibiting typical academic restraint, Rollston did confirm his opinion that the earlier Egyptian Merneptah Stele shows Israel was an entity long before the Qeiyafa inscription, and that writing was well known among the Phoenicians, and probably was in existence in Israel before Qeiyafa as well, though probably limited to a small community of scribes. “Thus, the discovery of a 10th century BCE Old Hebrew epigraph would not be surprising,” he said.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
There is no differentiation between Neotel-to-Neotel peak and off peak rates, which are charged at 17 cents per minute for local calls at all times. The second package does not require an upfront payment for the phone, and is charged at R199 per month. “We believe that we have hit the nail on the head with this product, particularly in light of the current economic conditions,” Neotel Consumer Business Unit head Mukul Sharma said in a statement this week. Neotel has launched a home phone service in South Africa’s major metropolitan areas, making use of the company’s fixed-wireless network – with local peak rates to all landlines set at almost half the price consumers are currently paying. “While the product focuses on providing consumers with high-quality voice, they also have the option of utilising data, sms and e-mail, which is provided as part of the service,” Sharma said, adding that a further benefit of Neotel’s home phone was that the service was delivered via a fixed-wireless product. 23 October 2008 According to Neotel, a key differentiator of the company’s home phone offering is the call rates. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “During the course of 24 months, a usage discount of up to R25 will be given back to the consumer every month,” Sharma said. “This effectively means that consumers could be reimbursed for the full purchase price of the phone.” SAinfo reporter “On this package, users receive 1 000 free Neotel-to-Neotel minutes and 200 free sms within Neotel’s coverage area, [with] the free minutes [being] applicable for local, regional and national calls,” Sharma said. Price differentiator Both packages operate on true per-second billing for all calls, from the first second onwards. “Neotel’s home phone is a home phone that offers impeccable voice quality, delivery within 48 hours of successful order completion and no installation required,” he said. “At 34 cents per minute for local peak landline calls, and 17 cents per minute for local off-peak landline calls, communicating will become more affordable for the consumer,” Sharma said. Neotel’s home phone is available in two packages, the first of which allows the consumer to purchase the phone upfront for R599, followed by a monthly service fee of R99. Two packages “Consumers are feeling the pinch of global and local economic pressures and are continuously looking to save costs, but still stay in touch. “This eliminates the risk of losing your service due to copper [cable] theft.”
Schoolchildren from schools in developedand developing nations will benefit fromthe SchoolTool student information system.(Image: Henry Trotter, Wikimedia)Janine ErasmusThe open-source SchoolTool project, conceived in Cape Town by the visionary South African Mark Shuttleworth in 2000, is now available in version 1.0 under the Ubuntu Linux distribution.Ubuntu is developed and promoted by Shuttleworth’s software company Canonical Ltd, while SchoolTool now has its own dedicated US-based development team.Shuttleworth has long been an advocate of greater access to open-source educational materials in schools, both in South Africa and abroad. In 2008 he was the mastermind behind the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, an initiative that aims to make free learning material more readily available online. To date the declaration has signatures from 1 832 individuals and 190 organisations from every continent.The May 2009 announcement of the release of version 1.0 of the SchoolTool suite followed the successful testing of 1.0 beta in October 2008.Relevant to any schoolThe web-based SchoolTool 1.0 is an administration application for primary and secondary schools. It incorporates a number of modules developed to ease the running of a school, while striving to attain a global standard. It is designed to be relevant to any school, whether in a developed or developing nation.SchoolTool offers management tools including student demographics, report generation, course marks, attendance, and parent or other contact management. The difference between it and learning management systems such as Moodle is that SchoolTool is specifically designed to track student information such as grades and attendance, whereas others manage curricula and learning materials.The built-in calendar server can maintain calendars and timetables for each student and teacher, as well as each class, team or other group within the school. In addition, it co-ordinates the reservation and use of shared resources such as meeting rooms and equipment.Since the calendar is web-based anyone can use it, although individual records are private and group schedules are accessible only to the group.Worldwide useThe SchoolTool project manager is former English teacher Tom Hoffman from Providence, Rhode Island. The worldwide adoption of SchoolTool, said Hoffman, must be driven locally as the development team does not have the resources to do so itself.To make this possible Hoffman plans to enlist the resourcefulness and cooperation of the international open-source community to promote SchoolTool in their own regions.Localisation is made easier with Canonical’s open-source project host Launchpad.net, which offers a translation service called Rosetta that allows any user to translate SchoolTool into their own spoken language. Translations from the community are encouraged. SchoolTool is already fully or partially available in a number of languages, with Afrikaans one of those in the pipeline.One of the great advantages of SchoolTool is that it can be installed in varying scenarios. It is equally applicable to schools that have easy access to computers and communications technology, and to rural schools that don’t possess even a single computer.According to the SchoolTool development team, the greater number of schools around the world fit the latter scenario. In these cases the server is hosted offsite. The school calendar and course information would be captured before the start of the school year, and much of the student-related record-keeping would be done on paper for later data capturing, preferably on a daily basis.CustomisableSchoolTool is completely customisable for individual schools, states or provinces and can be used on any scale. Schools can use SchoolTool as their primary student information system or as a complement to other systems. An individual teacher can install the programme on their desktop or laptop computer and use it to manage their classes.There are three major components to the suite – SchoolTool calendar and SchoolBell, diary and resource management tools; CanDo, a skills tracking programme for teachers; and the student information system.SchoolTool is designed to be run as one server process for one school. However, more than one school can be managed on the same physical server simply by running more server processes.Years in developmentThe SchoolTool project got off to a good start in 2000 when the Shuttleworth Foundation recruited a team of experts to develop the concept on the Java software platform.Shuttleworth terminated it in 2002 because he didn’t think it was going in the right direction, but a year later SchoolTool was reborn in the Python programming language, using the open-source Zope application platform.The following year, 2004, saw the establishment of Canonical and the launch of Ubuntu Linux as well as Edubuntu, a version of Ubuntu expressly designed for use in schools and classrooms. In 2005 the development team released version 1.0 of the calendar server SchoolBell, and version 0.11 of SchoolTool.Since 2006 the team has been working on evolving SchoolTool from the primarily calendar-oriented application it started off as, to a more comprehensive student information tool.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org.Related articlesOpen education – free to learnEducation in South AfricaUseful linksSchoolToolShuttleworth FoundationEdubuntuZopeSun Microsystems JavaJava
Wayne County Fair evacuates: Livestock heads to Richland CountyWayne County Fair evacuates: Livestock heads to Richland County
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag NetNot long after the rains began on Saturday and the forecast showed no sign of it letting up, the Wayne County Fair Board had to make a difficult call and released this statement.Based on current weather forecasts and in consultation with Wayne County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Wayne County Sheriff, Wooster Fire Department and the National Weather Service we believe there is a high likelihood that parts of the fairgrounds will flood over the next few days. While we hope that the weather forecast improves, we have been advised, and have concluded that it is in the best interest in safety and property preservation that livestock and other areas within the flood way are evacuated ahead of the need. This is an unprecedented decision and we realize that there is significant impact to all exhibitors. We ask for your cooperation, patience and calm during this effort. Please follow all directions of Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel, Fair Board Directors, Fair Staff and Parking Lot Personnel. We have time to complete this process before flooding occurs.The schedule is based on the areas that flood first and will work to the East if needed. We are hoping for the best, while planning for the worst to protect our exhibitors and patrons. Since the weather forecast is always changing, we hope that we can avoid cancelling shows on Sunday, as well as the rest of the week. Please stay tuned to the Wayne County Fair Facebook page and Wayne County Fair website (www.waynecountyfairohio.com) for updated information on shows and hopefully, when we can return to the Fairgrounds after the storms and resume our great fair!Instructions were then given to those with livestock exhibits at the Wayne County Fair about moving them off of the grounds as soon as possible. This included transporting the swine projects to the Richland County Fairgrounds.Swine – Option 1 – hauled by the Fair Board and Swine Committee to Richland County Fairgrounds this will begin at approximately 3pm today. Option 2 – self transport of animal to Richland County; however, these animals will leave last and exhibitor choosing this option runs the risk of not having the opportunity to leave grounds if a mandatory evacuation is ordered by Wooster Fire Department and Wayne County EMA. Members will be advised of arrangements for further care, showing and sale of their animal. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to utilize the mass transportation option as we are trying to minimize excessive traffic on grounds. If option 2 is selected, enter Gate 1 (Vanover Street) and exit gate 4. If you desire to show, relocate it to the Richland County Fairgrounds as directed by the Swine Committee.“We had to move the swine because of the location of the barns and we are moving cows out also,” said Matt Martin, Secretary of the Wayne County Fair Board. “The goats, rabbits, poultry and sheep are all staying right here and it’s business as usual for those animals since their barns are on higher ground.”It wasn’t long after the notice was released by the Wayne County Fair Board that other area Fair Boards began to reach out.“We received a call from Ashland asking what they could do and then Richland County contacted us and said that their 4-H groups and FFA chapters immediately responded and asked how they could help and they have been great to work with,” Martin said. “You hope you never have to return the favor but if they ever need us we will be there. This is just one of those situations where everybody comes together for the greater good.”In a matter of hours, barns in Mansfield were ready for exhibitors to move in.“Our fair has been over for a month now, so we offered up our barns to let them move in,” said Jason Snyder, President of the Richland County Fair Board. “I guess they had a big flood in Wooster in 1969 and they have a sign on one of the buildings that showed the water got about 5 feet high. But to my knowledge this type of action has never been taken.”Snyder and his team got the call on Saturday morning and got right to work. It took some maneuvering to get the grounds ready.“I made a call to our pig committee to ask how many pens we had set up and ready to go and they told me 182,” Snyder said. “Wayne County has 375, so I was thinking we can get two in a pen, but then I found out Wayne County puts one pig in a pen. We decided then to set up our sheep barn and our goat barn to accommodate all of these hogs and early afternoon, we had the barns set up and ready for pigs to come in.”That help came thanks to a call for action on social media, including the Richland County 4-H page which, after everything was set up, posted:Within about an hour of the request being put out, over a hundred people showed up to help!! Richland County is awesome!! There is plenty of help but if anyone would like to stop out, you are welcome to see what is going on and check it out. Hogs are still coming in but everything is going smoothly. If anyone is available Monday or Tuesday to help with the show, we will post details of when it is and what is needed and you can let the extension office know if you can help.For these Wayne County swine exhibitors, the show will go on — just down the road a county.“They are planning on having their showmanship on Monday and their market show on Tuesday as scheduled,” Snyder said. “As soon as all of the hogs are loaded in we are going to get the show arena all set up. It’s all for the kids. I would hate to see the kids not be able to show and sell their hogs.“Our Fair Board and our Committee and this community of Richland County coming together on a really rainy Saturday to do all of this is just absolutely amazing.”Listen to Ty’s conversation with Richland County Fair Board President Jason Snyder Audio Playerhttp://ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Richland-County-Jason-Snyder.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.