‘Jury Services’ on Sale at Temple of Justice

first_imgJudge Nancy F. Sammy of Criminal Court ‘B’ has accused officers of the courts of demanding money from individuals just for those persons to serve on jury panels in the court. Judge Sammy made specific reference to Montserrado County.Our judicial correspondent said a jury service is a civil duty that enables a citizen to attend a court trial and help a judge determines who is guilty or innocent.Judge Sammy further stated, “Court officers have been demanding and receiving payments from individuals in order to place them on the jury.”She made the allegation recently when she spoke at the official opening of the May 2014 Term of Criminal Courts, A, B, C and D, at the Temple of Justice.“This practice must be discontinued, because anybody or any court personnel who engages in this unwholesome behavior will face the wrath of the court,” she threatened.The Judge said anyone caught in the act, that person would be dismissed.Pointing to a new set of jurors, the Criminal Court Judge said, “It is in accordance with our Constitution and Statue that you have been summoned from the various districts and communities in Montserrado County to be with us this term  of court. Your been with us is to perform a civil duty for our beloved country.”“It means that you will be with us for the next 42 days to perform your civil duty with impartiality, so as to render a true verdict in each case, predicated upon the evidence and the controlling law,” she maintained.“Do not come to perform this duty with a mind set to render verdict that are contrary to the evidence and the applicable laws before you for reward on hope.” Judge Sammy warned.Narrating her experiences with jury tempering, Judge Sammy said, “throughout our experiences, as a practicing lawyer in Montserrado County at every opening of a new court term, the issue of jury tempering is always highlighted in most of the statements made by the judges, charge to the lawyers, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and the representative of the Liberia National Bar Association.” “If you have done so before, you who have the intention of doing so, and you who may be involved in doing so, we warn you that, you will endeavor to engage in such act or acts at your own peril.”   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bus Collision Goes Ablaze, Several Wounded

first_img“Killer Bean” bus on fireOne of a number of popular yellow commercial buses, dubbed “Killer Bean,” early Monday was gutted by fire after experiencing brake failure and colliding with another vehicle, leaving several people wounded.The unfortunate incident took place adjacent Access Bank, at the intersection of Johnson and Ashmun Streets, in central Monrovia.  The incident brought central Monrovia to a complete standstill, with many condemning Government’s inability to do proper inspection on vehicles that are plying the streets.The bus, with license plate B-30284 and which had no passenger on board, ran into another bus, setting it ablaze. This left four persons, who were occupants of the other vehicle, with minor injuries. Some of the injured were immediately rushed to nearby clinics. The driver attempted to flee the scene but was prevented from doing so by a large crowd which overpowered him.The blaze did not totally destroy the bus, thanks to a swift intervention by fire fighters from the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS). The LNFS fire fighters were instrumental in quenching the fire.“We are grateful to God for this swift intervention by the fire fighters; it would have been worse if they had not come on time,” Richard Thompson, an eye witness, said.Thompson noted that the prompt action of the LNFS really helped to save other properties nearby that would have been affected. He said everyone was shocked when the incident was taking place. “It was like a movie and we could not believe what was happening,” he said.“The bus experienced brake failure and the driver ran off the road. And so everyone started running here, there and yonder. This situation created panic among all the people here and it was scaring,” Thompson noted. Fire truck arrives to help quench the fire Another eyewitness, Tetee Tehmeh, blamed the government, especially the Liberia National Police (LNP), for such frightening incidents in the country, especially in Monrovia.“The police officers are not properly inspecting these vehicles that are plying our streets; this is very unfortunate for us. We see how containers have been killing people in this country. We have to change the way we do things here if we want to protect our people,” Ms. Tehmeh said.Some eyewitnesses said they noticed that the bus did not have a fuel/gas tank and that the driver had the fuel gallon situated right behind him.The driver of the bus, Armah Kenneh (age 35), was left dumbfounded following the incident. His only option was to flee the vehicle, after he realized brake failure and noticed smoke rising from the engine. The bus is said to be owned by one Sekou Kanneh. Up to press time, no report of human casualty was reported.The yellow buses are commonly called “Killer Bean” because drivers of such commercial vehicles are known to be reckless and arrogant.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kelly Lake Protest Over Early

first_imgf a local highway has ended, only 32 hours into a planned 3 day protest. The Blockade, organized by members of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation, began on Friday morning, and was intended to run until 9 am today. Protesters were set up on the heritage highway, to block oil and gas traffic, out of health and safety concerns with oil and gas exploration in the area. But, organizers pulled down the barricades mid afternoon on Saturday, after organizers had concerns about impending legal action, and their safety. Kelly Lake Cree Spokesperson Clayton Anderson says there were a couple of reasons for ending the blockade, one of which was an impending court injunction. In addition, there was a confrontation between protesters and some truckers. On Saturday afternoon, after Anderson had asked one group of trucks to use an alternate route, he says they returned about half an hour later, and sped right through the demonstrators. [asset|aid=57|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Clayton Anderson – Protest Over_1_Pub.mp3] Anderson says the blockade ended peacefully, and what the future holds depends on the reaction from government and industry. But, he hasn’t ruled out another blockade.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Gardens

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. The Arboretum gardens include begonia and tropical greenhouses, the Sunset demonstration garden, a rose garden, and separate world-regions gardens with native plants Australia, South America, Africa, North America, Asia, the tropics and the Mediterranean region. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The Arboretum has a historical section that includes the often-filmed Queen Anne Cottage, the Santa Anita Depot, the Hugo Reid Adobe and the Coach Barn. Closed Christmas Day. Admission: $7, $5 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID, $2.50 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and under. Tram tour: $3. (626) 821-3222; www.arboretum.org. Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Thousand Oaks: Exit the 101 Freeway at Lynn Road, go north 0.7 miles to Gainsborough Road, turn right and continue 0.5 miles to the garden sign on the right. Follow the access road to the parking area, then follow the foot path to the entrance on the right, opposite the basketball courts. The 33-acre site includes a California native plant collection, bird habitat area, rare fruit orchard and tranquility, desert, herb and butterfly gardens. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily April-September; 7 a.m to 5 p.m. daily October-March. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July. Rare fruit orchard tour, 2 p.m. the first Sunday of the month from February to November. Plant sale 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month. Kids’ adventure garden, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. Free admission. (805) 494-7630; conejogarden.com. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. The gardens include a 20-acre camellia forest with 34,000 plants, a five-acre rose garden with 31,000 plants, 137-plant a clematis collection, 500-plant an iris garden, a 9-acre native plant garden, 1.5-acrea lilac garden with 455 plants, the 22-room Boddy House art gallery, a Japanese Garden with teahouse, and Under the Oaks Theater, an outdoor theater for summer performances. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day. Admission: $7, $5 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID, $2 for children 5 to 12, free for members and children 4 and younger. Tram tour: $3, Enchanted Railroad: $2 (Saturdays and Sundays). (818) 949-4200; descansogardens.org. Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Gardens featured: a rose garden; a California garden set in an authentic-looking mission courtyard; English, French and Italian gardens; and a Japanese garden with a pagoda and koi pond; all on 4.5 acres, with more than 1,000 varieties of plants and trees from around the world. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed most national holidays and during inclement weather. Hours may be extended in summer. Free admission. (805) 557-1135; gardensoftheworld.info. Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Gardens featured: Japanese, children’s, desert, rose, camellia, palm, subtropical, jungle, lily ponds, herb and Australian. Hours: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free tours with paid admission, noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Summer hours: 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Closed on most holidays including Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission: $15, $12 seniors 65 and older, $10 for students ages 12-18 or full-time with ID, $6 for children 5-11, free for members and children 4 and younger. Free on the first Thursday of every month. (626) 405-2100; huntington.org. Japanese Gardens, 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Three traditional gardens on 6.5 acres: Zen meditation, teahouse and a waterways garden. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sundays; noon to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed Friday and Saturday. Guided tours at 9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m. by reservation Monday through Thursday. Admission: $3, $2 for seniors and children under 10. For information, call between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays. (818) 756-8166.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Building Contractor seeks Office Administrator

first_imgJob Vacancy: A well-established Building Contractor is seeking to fill a position on their hard-working, professional and dynamic team. Glebe Builders, Donegal Town are taking applications for the following role: Role: Construction/general office administrator Position: Full TimePosition Overview: List of responsibilities within the job include but are not limited to the following: Liaising with sub-contractors in relation to Quotations and Health and safety. General office tasks/ Daily Email distribution/ taking calls/ responding to same/printing drawings, invoicing, chasing outstanding bills etc. Sourcing material, agreeing quotes, transportation to site and ensuring material is being charged at the agree rates. Sourcing new sub-contractors. Compilation of handover files and procurement questionnaires. Collecting certs for material, from subbies and compiling into a digital file. Collecting and processing purchase orders from the site, and arranging in office. Ensuring inspection sheets for vehicles are filled out and any problems with plant/vans are fixed immediately. Analyzing bills and cost tracking. Liaising with insurance company with general queries. General HR and Managing annual leave, etc. Sourcing and booking accommodationPreparing weekly reports for in-house meetings.All other administrative office duties deemed necessary.  Experience: 2-3 years’ office experience required. A candidate preferably with construction experience but not necessary. Will also consider Quantity Surveyors and Site Engineers for the position.Salary: Negotiable with pay reviewsPlease send applications to david@glebebuilders.comJob Vacancy: Building Contractor seeks Office Administrator was last modified: August 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:glebe buildersjobOffice AdministratorVacancylast_img read more

Job Vacancy: West Donegal company seeks supervisors

first_imgA Donegal packaging company, RA Pacaistí – are seeking to recruit Manufacturing Shift Supervisors to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team.RA Pacaistí, based in the Gweedore Business Park, in Derrybeg, is the market leader in Food To Go packaging.Management at RA Pacaistí are seeking motivated candidates for the role of Shift  Supervisor. Job Description:The Manufacturing Shift Supervisor is required to manage a safe, team orientated environment where the delivery of key metrics including Product quality, Production plan Volume and Waste reduction can be achieved on a consistent basis in a high volume manufacturing environment.Job Requirements:> Successful candidates must be trustworthy, diligent, reliable and experienced.> Be flexible with hours, and possess the ability to work as part of a team.> Experienced in multi-shift operation and production.Applicants must have previous experience in a similar role.If you’re interested in the position then please contact Kathleen.Kelly@rapire.com Job Vacancy: West Donegal company seeks supervisors was last modified: November 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:GweedoreManufacturing shift supervisorRA Pacaistílast_img read more

DONEGAL’S TRUCKFEST DRAWS HUGE CROWDS – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgTruck lights on display at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. All pictures by Clive Wasson.Kate Mohan and Aileen Navan at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny. Photo- Clive WassonCustom paint in the night time light display at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive WassonAdam Montgomery shinning his truck at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson Truck light up the darkness at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson Aileen Gavin in the driving seat at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson  All lit up – trucks at the North West Truck Festival on Saturday evening last. Photo- Clive Wasson DONEGAL’S TRUCKFEST DRAWS HUGE CROWDS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 24th, 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:clanree hotelClive WassondonegalNorthwest Truckfestlast_img read more

Paul Pogba says Turin is ‘home’ ahead of Man United trip to Juventus

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo made a winning return to Old Trafford MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Paul Pogba says he cannot wait to return ‘home’ when Manchester United travel to Juventus in the Champions League next week.The Frenchman spent four years in Turin between 2012 and 2016, winning four Serie A titles and two Coppas Italia before rejoining United for a then-world record fee. And Pogba believes there was an element of fate involved as United were drawn in the same group as the Italian giants.“I expected it, it was mad,” he told RMC. “I’d spoken about it with my brother last summer. I said to him: ‘Imagine we’re in the same group as Juve.’ BEST OF Latest Football News 2 REVEALED ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pogba enoyed a successful time at Juve “For me, it’s a pleasure. Turin is my home — that’s where I scored my first professional goal.“[Juan] Cuadrado, [Paolo] Dybala, [Leonardo] Bonucci … I hear from them, we speak from time to time. We were a family, so of course we stay in contact,” he said.“When you’re alongside players like Pirlo, Gigi [Buffon] or [Giorgio] Chiellini, you can only learn. “Every day, in training, you try to observe them. Even as an established player, you can always learn from those sorts of men.”Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning return to Old Trafford a few weeks back when Juve beat United 1-0, and Pogba will hope to write a similar story on his homecoming next Wednesday.United are currently second in Group H, five points behind leaders Juve, but have failed to impress in home games against Valencia and the Italian champions. RANKED huge blow last_img read more

ROSARY OF HOPE FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR CANCER VICTIMS

first_imgGaoth Dobhair cancer support group Coiste Scaoil Saor ó Ailse will host three rosary evenings for people affected by cancer.The ‘Paidrín an Dóchais – Rosary of Hope’ candle-lit service will be held in the Garden of Hope behind Ionad Naomh Pádraig in Gaoth Dobhair.The rosary series will take place on the last Sunday of every month at 6pm. Candles of hope will be available in Ionad Naomh Padraig main hall and Fr Brian Ó Fearraigh will lead the attendance out to the Garden of Hope.Each night will be dedicated to different groups of those affected by cancer.Domhnach 27Ú Deireadh Fómhair / Sunday 27th October 6pm:Ag guí ar son daoine le hailse agus a tháinig saor ó ailse / Praying for all Cancer Patients & Survivors. Domhnach 24Ú Samhain (Mí Na Marbh) / Sunday 24th November 6pm:Ag guí ar son daoine a fuair bás le hailse / Praying in memory of those who have died from cancer.Domhnach 29Ú Nollag / Sunday 29th December 6pm:Ag guí do baill teaghlaigh agus lucht curam uilig/ Praying for loved ones, family members & caregivers.For more information visit www.scaoilsaor.ie ROSARY OF HOPE FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR CANCER VICTIMS was last modified: October 26th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:COISTE SCAOIL SAOR Ó AILSE.Gweedorerosary of hopelast_img read more

LETTERKENNY ACCORDIAN BAND PRESSING THE RIGHT BUTTONS FOR CHRISTMAS!

first_imgSanta has a few rivals in the Letterkenny Accordian Band.The Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band are promising to put a bit of fun while getting ready for the Christmas Season.This is the band’s second Christmas together and they say are really looking forward to it.Their first outing for Christmas will be the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Letterkenny on the 29th of November starting at the courthouse at 5.30 pm and then moving on to the Market Square with the man himself Santa Claus which is going to be a fantastic evening for everyone. The famous band also hope to be playing at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre on the 21st of December from 3pm till 4pm.“We are looking forward to seeing you all out and about over Christmas,” is the message!For more information on the Band you can find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/lsab.letterkenny or contact us via our email address on lksab12@yahoo.com.The Members of the Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Peaceful 2014  LETTERKENNY ACCORDIAN BAND PRESSING THE RIGHT BUTTONS FOR CHRISTMAS! was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHristmasLetterkenny Accordian Bandlast_img read more