Cllr. Brumskine Sues EPA over Gas Station Construction

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgThe approval for the construction of a gas station has landed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in trouble with Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, the political leader of the opposition Liberty Party (LP).Cllr. Brumskine took the agency to the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice after the EPA granted a businessman identified as Lee Samuel the authority to construct a gas station within the vicinity of Cllr. Brumskine’s property.The LP political leader resides on the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Boulevard, in Paynesville outside of Monrovia.Testifying in court last Friday, Cllr. Brumskine said that prior to his action, he wrote the Agency about the danger the gas station’s underground fuel storage tank could pose to the health of the community, especially because the area is a swamp.Cllr. Brumskine said that before the construction of the gas station began, he also sought advice from several environmental experts in the United States of America, who told him that construction of the underground fuel storage tank would have a serious impact on the wells built in the area and the community as a whole.He named the Attorney General of New York and the USA Environmental Protection Agency as some of the experts he consulted.He said he then wrote to inform the EPA about his findings. The agency replied that it would do everything possible to address his concerns.“They told me that they were going to send their monitoring team to assess the area.  EPA later informed me that there was no threat of contamination because all the appropriate safeguards were in place,” the LP leader added. “Firstly, they acknowledged our concern about the danger the storage tank would pose on me and the community,” he said.“It was based on their assertion that I asked them to show me a copy of the environmental impact assessment they did on the consequence of placing a fuel storage tank underground in a swamp area.  I promised to under write the cost of the assessment,” stated Cllr. Brumskine.“Up to the present, EPA has refused and failed to let us have copies of any documents regarding their findings and the environmental law,” Cllr Brumskine said, adding, “This is why I filed this suit for the court to give us justice.”The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing man

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Bryan Shofner.The 48-year-old was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on September 28, 2019.Bryan is described as:6’1/180lbsBald- Advertisement -There is a concern for Bryan’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance for any information in relation to his whereabouts. Please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.last_img read more


‘The Belgian Iniesta’ watched by Liverpool but his agent says Arsenal are a good fit

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img Dennis Praet Arsenal and Liverpool are both said to be keeping an eye on Anderlecht’s 20-year-old midfielder and Belgian international, Dennis Praet.Here is all you need to know…Name: Dennis PraetDate of birth: 14/05/1994Born: BelgiumClub: AnderlechtPosition: Attacking MidfielderThe Nitty Gritty1. Described flatteringly as ‘The Belgian Iniesta’, Praet has recently been scouted by both Arsenal and Liverpool after a string of impressive performances.2. The attacking midfielder has started every one of Anderlecht’s fixtures this season and has a Champions League goal against Galatasaray to his name.3. Praet has scored five goals in 84 appearances as a first teamer.4. He won his first international cap in November 2014, coming off the bench in Belgium’s 3-1 friendly win over Iceland.5. Despite his tender age, Praet has already won three Belgian League titles and three Belgian Super Cups with Anderlecht, since arriving from Genk in 2010.His agent, Jaques Lichenstein has said that a move to Arsenal would suit the 20-year-old: “Clubs like Valencia, Liverpool, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are all interested and Dennis should go to a team where they play good football. He is not far from the level of a club like Arsenal, if they could give him a year’s adjustment period.”Comments on PraetAjax manager Frank de Boer:“I think Praet is the real deal, everything he does seems so effortlessly easy.”Former Anderlecht manager Aad De Mos:“Praet is the number 10 that every club is looking for, he is an exceptional talent with enormous potential.”Former teammate Tom De Sutter:“Dennis plays like Iniesta. He’s got good technique; he’s solid, holds on to the ball well, keeps things simple and doesn’t panic. His vision of the game is incredible.”Video Footage of Dennis Praet 1last_img read more


Liverpool FC fan asks John Henry for dream signing and has his wish come true!

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img3 As part of our build up to the new year, we reveal the most popular content on talkSPORT.com for every month of 2015 and this was October…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: OCTOBER 2015MOST READ – LIVERPOOL FAN ASKS JOHN W HENRY FOR MIRACLE… AND GETS IT!Following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Everton in October, one Liverpool fan tweeted Reds owner John W Henry asking him to sack Brendan Rodgers and appoint a certain German before Chelsea could (see below) – within hours Rodgers was gone and the wheels were in motion to bring in his replacement. Take a look at the story here. 3 3 MOST POPULAR INTERVIEW – ‘CHELSEA SHOULD HAVE DITCHED MOURINHO AND GONE FOR KLOPP’This was the view of a former Chelsea player, who spoke with talkSPORT in October. Check out the interview, here.TALKSPORT.COM PICK OF THE MONTH‘Jose Mourinho’ explains why Chelsea have become the worst team in the country under his management, in this video from talkSPORT’s YouTube channel… Jurgen Klopp MOST POPULAR FEATURE – THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUBS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ERA BY MAJOR TROPHIES WONWhich clubs have won the most silverware since the pivotal moment when the Premier League was formed in 1992? Find out, here.last_img read more


Hard truths hard to find on campus

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgAS a devoted viewer of “Survivor,” I enjoy scrutinizing people’s behavior under such stressful conditions, and I imagine how I might handle the wilds of Africa or the jungles of Guatemala with people out to eliminate me. Of course, I now realize I would get eaten alive. After all, I am living the game of “Survivor” at work and I am not handling it well. I have what I hope is a strong alliance with my tribe, but I constantly worry about defectors willing to make compromises I would have never dreamed of. And the gossip and backbiting is relentless. But now I am learning from another reality show: “American Idol.” Much airtime is devoted to dreadful singers lauding their exceptional voices. Predictably, the more confident these wannabe idols are, the worse their performance and the angrier they are at rejection. Clearly, people are unable to self-evaluate or to accept criticism. As Ryan Seacrest pointed out to one angry contestant who insisted he hit every note, these judges make a living in the music industry. They actually do know what they are talking about. But the contestant would hear none of it. This is also clear in the community-college English classes I teach. Many of my students, despite being placed in the lowest remedial classes, are completely perplexed that they are not in freshman comp and that they are not receiving A’s. The difference between ability and self-assessment is monumental. And where does this lead? An inability to accept impartial evaluation, and by dismissing this criticism, an unwillingness to improve. Often, when Simon, Paula and Randy tell a contestant his voice is not up to par (albeit often in a shockingly brusque manner), rather than consider the criticism in an effort to improve, people loudly proclaim discrimination. And the judges are discriminating against bad singing. This is the point of the show and of the entire recording industry. But instead, for these furious contestants, the excuses begin. They did not pick me because I am not thin enough. They did not pick me because they are homophobic. And the all-time favorite: They did not pick me because they are racist. The fact that two of the four American Idols have been black and one of them is obese seems to be lost on these people. When I gave a student a D on a terrible paper, she accused me of being a racist. Since she is a talented writer, she informed me, the only explanation for the D is bigotry. A quick investigation revealed that she had previously failed the prerequisite class and was not even qualified to be in my class. But I am a racist. Why is this a problem? The person claiming racial discrimination never looks internally to self-assess. Because the criticism has been dismissed whole-cloth, he or she never realizes his or her weaknesses and never has an opportunity to improve. Even worse, he or she has officially become a victim. And this view of the self is debilitating. But I am not surprised. Our education system tells teachers that a student’s self-esteem is very delicate. So teachers are not honest with students about their abilities or lack thereof. And students are taught not to judge, that every judgment is simply opinion, and after all, everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. All cultures are equally good, all forms of governance are equally good, all analyses regarding a text are valid, all listed on the roster deserve a respectable grade. In a world of relativism, where everyone is equally competent and talented, and in a world where education teaches us not to judge, the only explanation for any kind of evaluative comment would have to be racism or some other prejudice. It couldn’t have anything to do with production, hard work, or even talent not on “American Idol” and certainly not in community college. Vickie Oddino is a freelance writer who teaches English at Los Angeles Mission College. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Selling Matic to Man United could come back to bite Conte, warns ex-Chelsea star

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgMario Melchiot has expressed his surprise at reports Chelsea are willing to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.Matic was a key part of Antonio Conte’s side last season as they clinched the Premier League title, but it is understood he is closing in on a £40million move to rivals United.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former Chelsea star Melchiot said letting the Serbian join a direct rival could came back to ‘bite’ the Blues.“He was very crucial in some games Chelsea played last season and I think he did extremely well, even if he wasn’t starting every game,” he said.“There was a good balance in the midfield, sometimes with him or Fabregas next to Kante.“You don’t want to make your rivals stronger, especially in the midfield where Jose Mourinho is always focused on having a strong midfield.“If he [Conte] makes the choice to let him go to Man United, he better have good backing because, if not, it might come back and bite you later.”last_img read more


FIFA 19 ratings revealed: 40-31, including Man Utd, Tottenham and Madrid stars

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_img RANKED silverware 36. James Rodriduez (Bayern Munich) – 88 – CAM35. Gianluigi Buffon (Paris Saint-Germain) – 88 – GK34. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) – 88 – CAM Bale is among those given a rating of 88 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Insigne was superb in Serie A last season impact 4 And that will only increase with the latest batch of ratings, featuring some of footballs biggest stars from clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid.So, who narrowly missed out on the top 30? Scroll down to find out…40. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) – 88 – LW Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Eriksen narrowly misses out on the top 30 39. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) – 88 – GK38. Gonzalo Higuain (AC Milan) – 88 – ST37. Casemiro (Real Madrid) – 88 – CDM Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img 4 33. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – 88 – CM32. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) – 88 – CDM31. Gareth Bale – (Real Madrid) – 88 – RW 4 MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade EA Sports have edged closer to naming FIFA 19’s elite players as they revealed ratings 40-31.Set for release on September 28, the highly-anticipated video game has already sparked debate after the ratings from 100 to 41 were released. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE There are some big names in the latest batch of ratings… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED last_img read more


COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgBACK in 1992, pixels hadn’t been invented and snapshots were a wee bit dimmer than they are today.But the memories never fade.Jj McGettigan (left) & Darragh McClafferty (right) from Carrigart & Downings respectively are pictured standing on the canal end crossbar while Donegal were being presented the Sam Maguire in 1992!!! Those were the days.Johnny tells us: “I still have the jersey and flag. But no prospect of tickets for this year’s final.”Maybe someone out there might just feel sorry for you Johnny – and hand over a spare ticket?  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 5th, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAYlast_img read more


ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgFresh from hosting the hugely popular Ultimate Survivor obstacle course last month, management at Letterkenny Paintball have set a new challenge for fitness enthusiasts.They’re challenging families all over Donegal to who think they’re the fittest in the county to prove it at a series of events which kick off next month.On Saturday the 4th of October, families from Letterkenny and Inishowen will be the first to sample the challenges that will be presented before them. Then on Sunday, families from Donegal Town and surrounding and the Rosses will be asked to participate.The winners from both days will be sent through to battle it out in the Grand Final the following Sunday the 12th of October to decide who is Donegal’s Fittest Family.Are you up for the challenge?? If so it’s time to prove it.Register now at http://letterkennypaintball.town.ie/donegalsfittestfamilyform.php  ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT was last modified: August 27th, 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:Donegal’s Fittest FamilyFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more


Crested Cranes hope to get the better of Kenya this time round

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgThe Crested Cranes players stretching during a training session in Kigali earlier this week (Photo by FUFA Media)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2018Kenya vs UgandaStade de KigaliThursday, 19-07-2018 @03:00pmKIGALI – Uganda will take on Kenya in the opening match of the 2018 CECAFA Women’s championship in Kigali at the Stade de Kigali.The team that is managed by Faridah Bulega will be hoping for a better start this time round after they were humiliated by the same side two years ago in their home tournament.Kenya defeated Uganda 4-0 in their group opener in the last edition held in 2016 in Jinja-Uganda.Team captain Tracy Akiror is optimistic the Crested Cranes will get a positive result against Kenya this time round.“For the days we have been here (Rwanda), we have gotten used to the weather and that has helped our preparations greatly, siad Akiror.“We have been prepared adequately by the coaches and the technical team as a whole.“We are hoping to get the best in this tournament and we are looking forward to registering a win in our first game against Kenya.“All i can say is that we are all prepared and hope we will bring the trophy home.Uganda has struggled to get the better of Kenya lately, with the Harambe Startles eliminating the Crested Cranes 1-0 on aggregate in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers last April.This is the third edition of the tournament with only Zanzibar and Tanzania winning it before.Zanzibar won the first edition that was hosted in the same country in 1986 while Tanzania defeated Kenya 2-1 in the finals of the 2016 championships held in Uganda.Uganda finished fourth in 2016 after losing 4-1 to Ethiopia in the third play-off games.The other fixture today will see Rwanda take on Tanzania in the late kick-off.This year’s tournament will be played on a round robin format.Crested Cranes Squad in Rwanda:Aturo Ruth, Nakaziro Daisy, Adeke Juliet, Namuddu Viola, Nankya Shadia, Aluka Grace, Namukisa Aisha, Nabisaalu Bridget, Akiror Tracy Jones, Yudaya Nakayenze, Nambatya Favour, Lillian Mutuuzo, Alupo Norah, Naluyimba Esther, Nabbumba Phiona, Nakachwa Spencer, Nalukenge Juliet, Namuleme Zainah, Namwase Monica, Babirye Winnie.CECAFA Women Challenge CupFixturesThursdayUganda v KenyaRwanda V TanzaniaSaturdayEthiopia v Uganda Kenya v TanzaniaJuly 23Uganda v TanzaniaRwanda v EthiopiaJuly 25Kenya v EthiopiaUganda v RwandaJuly 27Ethiopia v TanzaniaRwanda v KenyaComments Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cupcrested cranesfaridah bulegaTracy Akirorlast_img read more