Body of Girl, 3, Abandoned Near Redemption Hospital

first_imgResidents near Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town awoke yesterday morning to find the body of a little girl, believed to be three years old, abandoned near the hospital.  Inquiries by the Daily Observer did not reveal the parents of the deceased child and neither did any information surface about what might have caused her death.  “All we know is that some evil parent left this body here late in the night,” a mother of three, who would not give her name, said. “This is a sad story for this poor child.”  Another resident, a mother of four, who only gave her first name, Tetee, said, “It is no wonder we are being chased around by Ebola because our evil deeds are plenty.”  She said she could not understand how a parent could have the courage to “dump her child, whether alive or not, and disappear.”  Further investigations conducted around the area and into New Kru Town proper did not reveal anyone whose daughter had been reported missing and the nearby police depot could not comment on the incident.   As the morning wore on, many parents, particularly women, with tears in their eyes, streamed to the area to have a glance at the child.  Many wondered what might have happened, a question to which no one seemed to have an answer.  The child’s remains rested beside the east wall of the hospital, slightly covered by weeds and a cover-cloth, but could still be clearly seen by passersby.   It was not clear whether the child had been sick and its mother could not afford the cost of treatment, and when the child expired, perhaps decided to abandon it at the most likely place where she could have been helped.  Many mothers and some fathers said that such a tragedy had not happened in the community for a long time and they suspected that the economic difficulties in the country, increased by the presence of the deadly Ebola virus  could have heaped unbearable  pressure on whoever might have abandoned the dead child.  “This should send a clear message to our leaders that Liberia has reached a period in her existence that more needs to be done to and for parents,” said a father of four.  He added: “I’m not justifying the crime against this child but parents are being pressed too much.  This makes it clear that the Liberian family is in trouble.”  With the presence of many child advocacy groups in the country, including the Street Child of Liberia, (SCoL), a volunteer said, “It does not make sense for a parent to go that route in such a situation.”  A police officer from the New Kru Town Depot said the situation is a case for the homicide division of the Liberia National Police. He, however, suggested that it is also a case for the Ebola Response Team to handle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CIOG calls for respect of democratic process

first_imgIn the wake of the passage of the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on Friday evening, the Central Islamic Organisation in Guyana (CIOG) calls on citizens to respect the country’s maturing democracy.In a statement issued by the religious body on Sunday, it stated: “Guyana belongs to all Guyanese, regardless of race, creed, or religion. Our country is on the cusp of a massive transformational economic and social trajectory that can only be undermined by a divided Guyana.”As such, the CIOG calls on all Guyanese to reject separatism and ethnic fear mongering for these would damage Guyana, harm its citizenry and benefit only economic mercenaries.“As we progress through a turbulent political climate, CIOG categorically states that our politicians, citizens, and civil organisations have a moral and ethical responsibility to work together to safeguard our birthright, protect our democracy, and ensure the well-being of each and every Guyanese,” the CIOG stated.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP arrest several people over drug charges

first_imgJeffrey Sheppard,41, has been charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).Cameron, Hingley, Kelly, Smith and Wilson will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 24th, 2016.Sheppard is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial court on August 17th, 2016. o-FENTANYL-facebookGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – In July of 2016, the Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section with assistance from Grande Prairie Alert team, conducted a street level drug investigation into the trafficking of Fentanyl.After their investigation, 6 Grande Prairie people have been arrested and charged. Police believe this will help cut down on harm to the community.Donald Cameron,44, has been charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.- Advertisement -Shelby Hingley,25, has been charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).Michelle Kelly,39, has been charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).Quentin Smith,45, has been charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).Donna Wilson, 50, has been charged with two counts of Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl).Advertisementlast_img read more

ELC Students host music clinic at Margaret Ma Murray

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two students from the Energetic Learning Campus (ELC) are going to host a mini music clinic at Margaret Ma Murray Community School.Aurora Fredericks and Jay-Cee Siemens as part of their school’s community project wanted to make a positive impact on the community.Fredericks and Siemens decided to host a mini music clinic at Ma Murray for grades 4-5 students from all schools in the Fort St. John school district on Saturday, June 8th.The student team will teach how to play the recorder, by playing games and playing fun songs will help teach the young students to learn notes. Participants will learn to play the recorder, learning notes and a few songs.The event runs from 1 pm -5 pm and you are required to RSVP to attend the event by emailing Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgA county councillor has urged the Municipal District of Inishowen Council area manager to arrange immediately a meeting with the Garda Superintendent to brief council members on Garda personnel, numbers and resources.Cllr Albert Doherty said there needs to be a meeting to further discuss policing in Inishowen, recent local crime responses, weekend policing and the Garda role in the local parish.Councillor Doherty remarked,”During the recent election campaign and over the recent summer months many community groups as well as local residents have expressed their concerns at the increase in petty and more serious crime in the Inishowen area. “Serious assaults,threats and robberies have occurred at petrol station outlets and a number of private homes have been burgled both while family occupants were in the house and while the family home was empty.“A recent week end incident where family members were at a memorial mass for a dearly loved and returned to find their home entered and possessions taken was particularly distasteful and merits particular condemnation.“In my own area,Carndonagh,the summer months has witnessed among others burglaries,attempted burglaries theft of work equipment and tools,cars interfered with,damage at and to sporting clubs,continued damage to facilities at the Barrack Hill costing up to five thousand euro and a recent robbery of money at and damage to a local cafe.”He said councillors are messengers from the community to the council and to many other bodies including An Garda Siochana and are expected to raise pressing concerns. “The community in turn await the responses received by Councillors to allay the grievances worries and anxieties highlighted.The questions shared with me locally include ‘Who are the Garda personnel living in our communities? How familiar are the Gardai with the needs and safety assurances required in our rural parish area?When are the Gardai to be found on the beat? What are the resources available for week ends and particulary at week end nights.”The Sinn Fein politician said in Inishowen there is an apparent “knowledge deficit” about Garda resources and supports for the local communities.What will happen to or with the recently renovated garda station in Clonmany?A begging question from parishoners, he said.“I believe that the newly established Municipal District of Inishowen and the newly elected members have the potential to deliver improved sevices for Inishowen and Co Donegal.“I welcome the unanimous support received at the first meeting of the council from my fellow elected councillors.I trust that the meeting with the Garda Superintendent will occur later in the month and that safety benefits to all the people’s will result,” Cllr Doherty concluded.CALL FOR GARDA TOP BRASS TO MEET WITH INISHOWEN MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS was last modified: September 10th, 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:GardaInishowentop brasslast_img read more

‘Out of this World’ Halloween happenings in Derry and Strabane

first_imgDonegal people looking for spooktacular Halloween celebrations this year won’t have far to go as Derry and Strabane promise to host a party that’s ‘Out of this World’. The City and District are planning a party like no other as it marks the 30th anniversary of their Halloween festivities.The official “best Halloween destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities for revellers of all ages to enjoy and participate in. Among the key highlights of the festival include a welcome return of the Awakening of the Walls when the ancient City Walls will come to life with music, animation and light, creating a realm of fantasy fire and flame from Friday 28 to Sunday 30th October from 6-8pm each night.Other highlights include spooky Gothic organ recitals at the Guildhall on the evening of Sunday 30 October, terrifying haunted tours at the Tower Museum, Weird and Wonderful Witches Tales at the Guildhall, a Halloween panto at Strabane’s Alley Theatre, Monstrous Halloween workshops and Storytelling at Strabane Community Library and family entertainment including mask making workshops and arts and crafts at the Craft Village.New to this year is a Made in Derry Halloween focused food tour on Saturday 29 October from 12-4pm where you can adorn your favourite Halloween costume and eat and drink your way around the city centre and sample delights from over 30 different food and drink producers and venues.On Halloween night Monday 31 October, both Derry and Strabane will host an evening of fun and entertainment when the City of Bones Street Carnival Parade will make its way along Derry’s Queen’s Quay from 7pm followed by a fabulous Fireworks Finale at 8pm, while in Strabane, the Upper Main Street car park will be transformed into a family friendly fun area from 7-8.30pm and a fireworks display over the River Mourne at 8pm. Every year, the crowds are bigger, the music gets louder and the costumes get more creative making it an unforgettable experience for all who attend. So book now for a Halloween that’s simply ‘Out of this World!’. For more info go to‘Out of this World’ Halloween happenings in Derry and Strabane was last modified: October 12th, 2016 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:DerryfestivalfireworksHalloweenstrabanelast_img read more

Kick Off: World Cup special – Wednesday, June 14

first_imgMark Saggers is joined by Rob Harris to look ahead to the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with the competition exactly one year away.The duo are joined by guests David Conn and Rob Daly to discuss the politics of the nation, security issues and football hooliganism, public attitudes towards the upcoming tournament, and ask whether the change of personnel within the FIFA organisation can bring about some much needed improvements.Listen above or click here to download the Kick Off special from iTunes, along with previous editions.last_img read more


first_imgMalin GAA Club have signaled their intentions for the future by appointing one of the best known names in Ulster GAA as their new manager.New Malin manager Liam ‘Baker’ BradleyLiam ‘Baker’ Bradley will take over at Connolly Park.Baker Bradley, who has managed at most levels, most recently with the Antrim senior footballers, will be looking to bring out the best in the likes of Donegal senior player Declan Walsh and many of the younger players. He is the father of Derry stars Eoin and Paddy Bradley, who recently helped manage the Gaoth Dobhair senior team.A spokesman for the club confirmed to Donegal Daily that Bradley met with the players last weekend and is looking forward to the challenge wit the Inishowen club.“We’re delighted with the appointment. Liam has a wealth of experience and we’re delighted to have him as our new senior manager,” said the spokesman.   AMBITIOUS MALIN APPOINT BAKER BRADLEY AS NEW SENIOR MANAGER was last modified: January 5th, 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) Tags:LIam Baker BradleyMalin GAAManagerlast_img read more

Turn Your Vehicle Into a Camera Car With MotoCrane

first_imgThe whole MotoCrane system is controlled by an iPad. With the Command Central iOS app, you’ll have FIZ control over the rig with zero-latency wireless HD monitoring. The MotoCrane also has software-enabled limits to protect the camera and vehicle — where users will save critical positions that define a safe range of motion.As the MotoCrane was just announced, we wanted to know more — so we talked to MotoCrane’s founder and CEO Zachary Nelson about the eye-catching rig.PremiumBeat: Are there attachments to power accessories that will allows users to operate the MotoCrane as a traditional crane — not on a vehicle?Zachary Nelson: MotoCrane was designed and optimized to turn any car into a camera car. While there are not currently accessories  for turning MotoCrane into a traditional studio crane or motion control system, our modular design leaves the door open for future development.PB: Any ETA on the launch or pre-orders? Any idea on cost?ZN: Pre-orders will be opening early February. Pricing and shipment details will be released at that time. (Update: The MotoCrane is available for $39,500.)PB: What exactly does the car’s 12V power supply power?ZN: As an alternative to heavy batteries that are difficult to handle and ship, MotoCrane is powered by an ultracapacitor bank contained within the system. The vehicle’s 12V power supply is used to trickle charge the “ultracap.” During setup you simply plug MotoCrane into the 12V power supply of the vehicle, and let it charge for about four minutes. Once the MotoCrane iOS app notifies you that the system is ready, you can operate it as long as the car is running. The ultracaps power everything in the system including the 200W D-Tap connector located on the head. MotoCrane can operate all day without ever swapping a single battery. We love it.PB: How long has the MotoCrane been in development?ZN: MotoCrane, LLC was founded in March 2013 by Zachary Nelson, Scott Tovsen, and Teal Bunbury.PB: How long has it been tested?ZN: We’ve been rigorously testing our prototypes for 12 months.PB: Where are the parts being manufactured?ZN: MotoCrane is manufactured around the world with components coming from Germany, Hong Kong, Denmark, United States, and more. All assembly, testing, and quality control is maintained in-house at our space in Minneapolis, MN.PB: Do you have any additional footage captured from the MotoCrane?ZN: Demo footage, system walkthroughs, behind-the-scenes and more will be released in the next couple of weeks.Are you excited about the MotoCrane? How would you use it? Share your thoughts in the comments below? We talked to the team behind MotoCrane, a powerful camera crane system that can turn almost any hunk o’ junk into a state-of-the-art camera car. Here’s what they had to say.All images via MotoCraneThe MotoCrane is the coolest new camera rig so far this year. Unlike traditional camera cars and process trailers, this camera crane system is portable and can mount to nearly any type of vehicle — giving it countless configurations.The MotoCrane comes in three main parts; the ATLIS base, ARMA Boom, and ACRO Head. When assembled, operators will have incredible control over their camera — all powered by the vehicle’s 12V cigarette lighter.The ATLIS base requires a minimum 2.5 feet x 2.5 feet platform, with a maximum of 4 feet by 4 feet. This allows the rig to work with a variety of vehicles — though not every single one. The base comes with four six-inch suction cups and four security straps rated for over 300 lb each. This will keep the MotoCrane attached to a vehicle at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.The ARMA boom has unlimited rotation, can raise 30-degrees up, 45-degrees down, and can complete a 360-degree swing in four seconds. The ACRO head also has unlimited rotation, with a 180-degree tilt and roll, and can complete a 360-degree pan in one second.The MotoCrane weighs 95 lb on its own and has a max payload of 25 lb. The ACRO head is currently compatible with all of these cameras:ARRI ALEXA MiniRED EPIC, SCARLET, RAVEN, WEAPON, DRAGONBlackmagic URSA MiniSony FS7, FS5, F5, F55, F3, A7SCanon C100, C300, C500, 1D C, 5DPanasonic GH3, GH4, GH5last_img read more

India Today @ Olympics: Fond farewell on the Javelin Train

first_imgHaving watched enough of track and field action and wrestling in the last few days, I was curious what this ‘Javelin Train’ was all about. Till now, the word javelin for me only meant a kind of spear, which would be thrown huge distances in the athletics arena.However, in London, with traffic bursting at the seams and the Olympic lane a nightmare for drivers, the Javelin Train is a saviour. Unlike the Tube, which takes close to an hour and 10 minutes, a ride on the Javelin was to be just eight minutes. Londoners told me it was expensive, but when you want to sample something so good, you had to pay for it.The train is plush from the inside and people were as curious as me. I’ve seen Formula One cars zoom at speeds of more than 310 kmph on the flat straight of circuits, but the Javelin Train is not to be left behind.The friendly conductor inside the train may have wondered why I was so curious, asking him all small details. By the time he finished, the train had reached Stratford from St Pancras in central London in less than eight minutes.Sadly, I couldn’t see much outside the train as most of the journey was under a tunnel and I didn’t feel the 140 mph (approx 230 kmph) speed at all. So I decide to do a re-run from Stratford to St Pancras and then realised what this service means to Londoners and those living in places like Kent. The ride is stress free and people who can afford it save almost 70 minutes in one ride compared to the normal Tube service.Returning back to Stratford, I took the Tube, which is cheap. But then, you come across all the crazy people who wanted to come to the heart of Stratford to feel the pulse of closing ceremony celebrations.Obviously, when the lager louts see an Indian travelling alone, they get a bit excited and wanted to bug me. But having gone through many experiences in dealing with strangers in a foreign land, I pretended not to hear. They reeked of beer and I had to tolerate it. Finally, when the Tube neared Stratford, I told those pests I was new to London!The mood in the Westfield shopping malls was one of celebration. The cops, security agencies and plainclothes folks at work were keeping a close watch. For London to have held the Games without any major untoward incident was creditable as there were so many terrors threats from various outfits. The security apparatus was very tight and I can never forget how they made me pay through my nose for drinking water as every day the Evian bottles would be thrown away at check points.I did see the lager louts were behind me and when I approached a cop, they quickly vanished. That’s when I realised that in London, after last year’s ugly violence, cops have become very strict. Some of the cops are very friendly and do chat up. They told me how for London holding peaceful Games was such a huge challenge. I still recall, in Beijing, the threat posed by Tibetans was scary. To deal with them, the Chinese government had to take strong measures.From Westfield towards the Olympic Park was heavily sanitised. People who could not afford tickets for the closing ceremony, which went as high as 2,200 pounds, had no choice but to sample the atmosphere and go back feeling happy.At midnight London time, what people had waited for happened. Unlike India, where firework celebrations take place during Diwali, wedding baraats and so on, in London one can see fireworks lighting up the sky only on very special occasions. It lasted less than four minutes, but signalled London had hosted a wonderful Olympic Games.The baton has been passed to Rio and the next four years will be spent in training athletes and so on. In India, all kinds of people will come forward to take credit for the six medals. Yes, the government has spent huge money and sports minister Ajay Maken has lent a personal touch to it as well. And the best he did was to ensure not too many officials landed in London.However, after the celebrations end, we need to put the Indian athletes through the grind again. By that time, the medallists would have also finished counting the cash rewards that are pouring in.And for me, after 21 days of non-stop work, London Eye is finally blinking.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more