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MOA Conducts Climate Change Workshop for CAC, Extension Workers

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has conducted a two day training workshop on the Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Project (CCAAP) for 15 County Agricultural Coordinators (CAC’s) and extension workers in the country.The two days workshop took place from January 30 to the February 1. It was held at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) in Gbarnga, Bong County.Giving an overview of the workshop, the national program coordinator of the CCAAP at the Program Management Unit (PMU) of the MoA, Atty. Roland J. Lepol said the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) is one of three pilot projects designed by the Government of Liberia and its implementing partners. He said the workshop was aimed at prioritizing and identifying key areas in the agriculture sector of the country.Mr. Lepol disclosed that Climate Change has been a threat to development efforts, especially in food security where farmers are facing serious problems with flooding of their crops.According to him, farmers never used to experience climate change, but today it is causing serious problems for them.“This workshop aims to train CAC workers to provide awareness for farmers in the country.” Atty. Lepol stated.Also speaking at the program was Mr. Harrison Luo, Assistant Minister for Planning and Economic Affairs, who said that climate change leaves farmers and their crops vulnerable.According to him climate change is harming agriculture in many countries, especially those that are already suffering from poor soil types and harsh climate conditions because there is less time for optimum natural selection and adaption.For his part, Mr. Edward Perry, director of extension at the Ministry of Agriculture stressed the overall effect of climate change on agriculture would depend on the balance of these effects.He said assessment of the effects of global climate change on agriculture might help to properly anticipate and adapt farming to maximize agricultural production.He indicated, “Climate change increases the urgency of reforming trade policies to ensure that global food security needs are met.”The MoA extension director added that in order to further study effects of global warming on agriculture, other types of models, such as crop development models, yield prediction, quantities of water or fertilizer consumed, must be used.According to him, such models condense the knowledge accumulated of the climate, soil, and effects observed of the results of various agricultural practices.Meanwhile, several CAC’s who participated in the workshop shared their experiences on the effects of climate change. Some said that during, the months of July and August they experienced low production in their crops due to heavy rains.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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13-year-old boy shoots self, suffers minor wounds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOLLYWOOD – A 13-year-old boy shot himself today, apparently accidentally, near Hollywood High School and suffered a graze wound, police said. The shooting occurred about 7:45 a.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue, said Los Angeles police Lt. Roger Mora of the Media Relations office. The boy suffered a graze wound to the leg and was taken to a hospital in stable condition, Mora said. The circumstances of the injury were under investigation. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more


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ANOTHER WEEK OF CHAOS AHEAD FOR DONEGAL CUSTOMERS, ADMITS ULSTER BANK

first_imgCUSTOMERS of Ulster Bank in Co Donegal were told today that it may be another week before all its technical glitches are sorted.CEO of RBS’s corporate banking division including Ulster Bank Chris Sullivan even admitted the bank doesn’t actually know yet.Ulster Bank’s customers and those of other banks are continuing to face difficulties with their accounts due to a technical problem. The Letterkenny branch opened on Sunday for the first time. Hard-working staff dealt with a number of customers today as their global IT bosses worked to fix all of its system’s glitches.The bank has said that staff have been working around the clock to clear the backlog.The bank has said it has fixed the original technical issue but that it is having difficulties clearing the backlog in unprocessed transactions.It is the fifth day of this disruption to Ulster Bank services, a small number of ATM and online services have also been interrupted according to the bank. The problem originated with Ulster Bank’s parent group the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also affected Natwest in the UK. ANOTHER WEEK OF CHAOS AHEAD FOR DONEGAL CUSTOMERS, ADMITS ULSTER BANK was last modified: June 24th, 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:ADMITS ULSTER BANKANOTHER WEEK OF CHAOS AHEAD FOR DONEGAL CUSTOMERSlast_img read more


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MAN CAUGHT WITH €200K OF DRUGS SAID HE WAS IN GROWHOUSE TO STRIP WALLPAPER

first_imgA 65 year old man caught at a cannabis growhouse in Ballintra told Gardai he was in the house to strip wallpaper from the walls.The Chinese national was caught at the house on January 24th last following an undercover Garda operation.Gardai raided the house and found an elaborate growhouse in which the electricity was by-passed, an irrigation system had been set up and windows blackened out. Three men were caught on the premises and a total of €212,000 worth of cannabis ready for sale was uncovered.One of the men, Pui Lam Sam, was before Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday, after he previously pleaded guilty to three charges of possession and cultivation of cannabis plants.Defence barrister Peter Nolan said Mr Sam had moved from China to Manchester ten years ago where he worked in many Chinese restaurants.He then moved to Belfast where he worked in a Chinese restaurant there.He met a man there who told him he could make really good money working.He was taken to another part of the country but did not realise it was Ballintra in Co Donegal.Mr Noland said Sam was a prisoner in the house and was not allowed outside and that food was delivered to the house when he requested it.When he asked to leave after a week, he was told he could not and that he must stay there and look after the plants.Mr Nolan said that Sam was basically a prisoner who was forced to live in appalling conditions.He said his health was not good and he got paid no money for the time he had worked there.His mother was 92 and was dying in a hospital in Hong Kong.He had once had three children but one had taken his own life in Hong Kong because of gambling debts.Judge John O’Hagan said growhouses were a serious problem for Gardai across Ireland and he was very familiar with them.“I have to punish him and I must send out message to discourage people getting involved. I can’t give him sweets or pat on the back and tell him to go home and not do it again.“It is not in my power to deport him and many people say he should be deported – if you were to do it immediately then it would almost be a reward. You might not come back but you have not suffered. I can recommend deportation but that is for the authorities to do,” said the Judge.He sentenced Sam to a total of three years in prison on all three charges and backdated the sentence to January 24th when he went into custody at Castlerea Prison.MAN CAUGHT WITH €200K OF DRUGS SAID HE WAS IN GROWHOUSE TO STRIP WALLPAPER was last modified: November 1st, 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:BallintracannabisgrowhousePui Lam Samlast_img read more


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Heartbreak for Donegal Rally crew at Irish Tarmac Championship in Cork

first_imgRALLYING: There was heart-break for Marty Gallagher and co-driver Dean O’Sullivan as their Peugeot 208 R2 was side-lined on the final stage of the Cork 20 International Rally with a water temperature problem. The young Donegal crew were on their way to clinching second in their category of the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, after a storming drive which saw them lead the R2 race for much of the two day event.“It was a massive disappointment for the whole team” said Marty. “We had a puncture on the penultimate stage, and had settled for second R2, behind Callum Devine, when the temperature light came on. We stopped and waited for the car to cool, but by that time we were too late, and it dropped us to third in the championship. “That’s how the sport goes, but up to that our weekend was excellent.” The crew in the Campsie Karting Centre 208 R2 started the event cautiously on what were at times slippery stages on the opening loop on Saturday, stages that claimed championship rival William Creighton who slid into a ditch, re-joining later in the day under Rally 2 rules. “It was tricky in places, and we were cautious. We were second R2, but Callum had pulled almost twenty-five seconds on us, and we wanted to be on his pace.”“The next loop was over different tests, and with conditions drier too, Marty was to put his Manx experience with the 208 to use. On stage five Marty and Dean really got into the groove and took ten seconds off Devine in his Opel Adam, and remarkably almost thirteen on stage six to be just 1.6 seconds behind the championship leader.“On the final stage of the day Marty moved into the R2 lead, and  a fine tenth overall behind only the R5 and WRC machinery. The race with Callum was truly on, and that lead was just 0.2 of a second! “It was great to race with Callum. He is a deserving champion, and there is always friendly rivalry between us. When we got the puncture at the end of the penultimate test, he helped us to change it before the next stage. Certainly going into Sunday’s stages with 0.2 of a second between us it was exhilarating!”Sunday was good for the Donegal crew, and after the first loop of three stages, they had a 7.8 second lead over Callum Devine, but Devine reduced that to 1.3 after twelve stages, with just two more to run. However stage thirteen was unlucky-Marty picking up a puncture, and dropping almost twenty seconds. “The race was over then, and we were just cruising to the finish and that second place, but it wasn’t to be. Nevertheless I really enjoyed the rally, and the improvements we have made. Now we are converting the car to gravel trim, and heading to the Limerick Forest Rally and Glens of Antrim rallies, before trying to embark on the trip to the FIA European Rally Trophy (ERT) Shoot out in Austria.”Certainly with the switch to Peugeot power and a renewed focus from the team, Marty and Dean have been making themselves a force to be reckoned with in the second half of 2016. Donegal, Ulster, Manx and Cork have all shown their increased speed and consistency, and exciting things hopefully are ahead for the Donegal duo.Heartbreak for Donegal Rally crew at Irish Tarmac Championship in Cork was last modified: October 5th, 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:CorkdonegalInternationalrallyTarmaclast_img read more


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Mark Hughes signs three-year deal at Southampton

first_img1 Mark Hughes has been rewarded for keeping Southampton in the Premier League with a new three-year deal.The former Wales, Manchester City and Stoke boss was tasked with keeping the Saints in the top flight when he took charge in March.He did just that and will now stay at St Mary’s – along with assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki – until the summer of 2021.“Mark, Eddie and I are thrilled to have signed long-term contracts with the club. It was the only option we considered, having spent the last eight weeks with the club,” Hughes said.“Now it is vital that we take the unbelievable support we received from the fans during the last few games into next season.“The staff and the players will work hard every day to deliver the success this club deserves, and with everyone pulling together we will achieve our goals.” Hughes will be in charge of the Saints until 2021 center_img The journey continues! 😇 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/YYvfzK6Jwc— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) May 25, 2018https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsSouthampton were a point above the drop zone when the 54-year-old – sacked by Stoke earlier in the season – replaced Mauricio Pellegrino.Hughes won three of his 10 games in charge, the most crucial being a 1-0 victory at Swansea in the penultimate game of the season which effectively secured survival at the expense of their opponents.Hughes made 61 appearances for Southampton during an illustrious playing career that also took in the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.As a manager he impressed in his first role in charge of Wales, before moving on to make a positive impression at Blackburn.From there he went to Manchester City, Fulham and QPR before spending four and a half years at Stoke.“Mark and his team had a massive impact from the first day on the players, staff and fans alike, and was able to pull together everyone involved with the club to deliver the results needed,” a Southampton statement said.“It is important now, under Mark’s leadership, for everyone to move into the new season with a renewed focus and energy alongside the continued and valuable support of our fans.”last_img read more


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CONVOY ENCOUNTERS A ‘POLE’ LOT OF TROUBLE!

first_imgA 30ft lamp-post has been stolen from the centre of Convoy.Thieves cut off the massive pole, worth more than €1,500, at its stump.The pole, which was located beside the local Chinese takeaway on the village’s Main Street. It was a one-off decorative lamp which was erected as part of the local Urban Renewal Scheme.“It took a while for people to cop-on what was missing but then they released there was the stump of a lamp there.“It just shows you how far people are going now to make a few euro,” said one local.  CONVOY ENCOUNTERS A ‘POLE’ LOT OF TROUBLE! was last modified: January 30th, 2012 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:convoystolenstreet lightlast_img read more


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AT LAST! ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE FINALLY RE-POSSESSED

first_imgJohn Doe, aka Daniel Greene has fled the house.GARDAÍ have cleared the Co Donegal house at the centre of an ownership dispute.A couple known as John and Jane Doe – now known to be Daniel and Marieka Green – have vacated the bungalow at Rooskey, Newtowncunningham, following a ‘final warning’ court order at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday. Others believed to have been on the premises are no longer there.Gardaí have now secured the house.The Greens took over the house earlier this year after failing to buy the property.Several judges had signed orders for them to leave; but they had refused.However facing a jail sentence for failing to move, they finally pulled out of the property last night.Judge Petria McDonnell had signed warrants this week making the removal of the Greens final.They still have to appear in court on October 29.The house belonged to the late Rev Sam Reede. It was left in his will to Charles Reede, his brother, who wants to sell the house and donate the proceeds to local charities.AT LAST! ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE FINALLY RE-POSSESSED was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court caseJohn DoeNewtowningcunninghamlast_img read more


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Anderson Claims Second MVC Defensive Player of the Week Award

first_img“We are delighted that Luke is being recognized again for his outstanding performances,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “Six clean sheet performances is an incredible achievement and place him at the top of the conference.” “He is a pleasure to work with and continues to make great growth as a result of his drive to continue improving,” Smith said. “He has made a great contribution to our team’s performances and results by making critical, game-changing saves at key moments.” The redshirt sophomore collected three saves in Drake’s 2-0 triumph over Evansville this week to tally his sixth shutout of the season, tops in the MVC. Anderson also leads the Valley in shutouts per game with .462. The Purple Aces applied pressure from the outset, unleashing three shots in the game’s opening four minutes. In total, Anderson faced 15 shots, but he had an answer for every one of them.center_img ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake men’s soccer goalkeeper Luke Anderson has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, the conference announced Tuesday. Anderson earned the award on Sept. 24 in the midst of his four-game clean sheet streak. Anderson and the Bulldogs will look for another clean sheet when they host Valparaiso at Tiger Field on Wednesday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


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HSE appoint replacement psychiatrist for SW Donegal

first_imgThe HSE has appointed a replacement locum Psychiatrist for the South West sector and has been recruited to the Donegal Mental Health Service.The appointment comes following the departure of the Consultant Psychiatrist who formally held the post.Deputy Pearse Doherty, who last month raised the vacancy with the Minister for Health, has now been informed by the HSE that the Locum will take up the role this week. Deputy Doherty has welcomed the move.“Following concerns from constituents throughout the south of the county surrounding the departure of the Consultant Psychiatrist who previously held the post, I immediately raised the issue with the Minister for Health in the Dáil where I stressed the importance of ensuring that psychiatric services here would not be interrupted for service users.“The Minister subsequently asked the HSE to provide me with an update in relation to the vacancy and the measures which were being taken to ensure that complex cases or patients requiring urgent treatment were not left at a disadvantage while a suitable replacement was identified.“I am happy to now have received clarification from the HSE confirming that the position was filled by a Locum yesterday, October 3rd. “The Consultant who had previously delivered the service left the temporary post on September 4th, and for this four week period service users were referred to Non Consultant Hospital Doctors and multidisciplinary care teams for treatment, while complex cases were seen by a Consultant Psychiatrist who had been on call.“This announcement of course comes as a huge relief to all service users in South Donegal who depend so much on our Mental Health Services which are all too often stretched to its limits due to insufficient resources and lack of investment.“Naturally, it is now important that every effort is made by the authorities to ensure that a permanent Consultant will be recruited to the service in the not too distant future, and I will continue to highlight the need for this appointment to the Donegal Mental Health Service for the benefit of all services users here.”HSE appoint replacement psychiatrist for SW Donegal was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more