Neyor Launches L$1M Shakie Kamara Scholarship in West Point

first_imgThe chief executive officer and president of Morweh Energy Group in Liberia, Mr. Christopher Zeohn Neyor,  has launched the Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund with LD$1 million as initial startup in West Point.The scholarship begins from ABC through 12 grades and will operate on consciousness and the sphere of larger society.Little Shakie Kamara, now known as the “West Point shooting victim,” died as a result of the severe injury he sustained during the August 20th, 2014 riot that broke out between the joined-Security Forces of the government of Liberia and residents of West Point, which was Ebola-quarantined.The 16-year old Shakie was shot in his legs by one of the bullets while trying to escape. Mr. Neyor, who spoke last Tuesday during the establishment of the Scholarship Fund in West Point, told the audience that: “West Point has been hit hardest in this ravaging war against the deadly Ebola epidemic. A casualty of the West Point Ebola Quarantine was the untimely death of a teenager, Shakie Kamara, who was not even yet of voting age. This was a young man who had gone on an errand like most children of his age and was caught in a shootout.”Neyor, who is an energy expert said: “We have come to identify with West Point in the fight against the Ebola virus that is taking a toll on our land. We have come to stand by West Point during this moment of pain and reflection from your quarantine nightmare. We have come to mourn with West Point for the loss of a youth who had all the possibilities of life before him. We have come to memorialize and immortalize Shakie Kamara.”In attendance were the families of Shakie Kamara and Titus Nuaha, the other teenager who received a bullet in the stomach and is fighting for his life.In his passionate speech, the Morweh Energy boss further stated, “We have also come to stand with the family of Titus Nauha, another victim of that devastating shootout, who is fighting for his life. We want to stand with the family so that  this young can live.”He told the gathering, “Shakie Kamara and Titus Nauha represent the plight of our young children in slum communities and rural villages who are our future, but for whom so little is being  done to prepare them for that future.”Mr. Neyor said launching the Shakie Kamara Memorial Scholarship Fund was a way of contributing to a new direction to rescue the children.For her part, Attorney Tupee Enid Neyor, wife of Dr. Neyor presented purse of LD$50,000.00 to the Shakie Kamara family for sustainability and also presented additional LD$20,000.00 to Titus family for urgent medical care on behalf of the Neyors.Mrs. Neyor then pledged to work with the family to get the wounded young man out of Liberia if necessary to save his life.Meanwhile, Liberia Cultural Ambassador Julie Endee, executive director of Crusaders for Peace, who is a collaborating partner with Morweh Energy, presented a check of LD$50,000.00 to assist with the medical costs for Titus Nuaha.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former footballer found dead in New Amsterdam house

first_imgThe body of 61-year-old Richard Lennox Blair, called ‘Finnie’ and ‘Pipe Man’, was on Sunday morning discovered in an advanced state of decomposition lying at the bottom of an inner stairway at his Lot 14 Tucber Park home in New Amsterdam Berbice, where he had lived alone since the demise of his mother more than a decade ago.The former footballer had last been seen alive on Thursday, in the company of friends at a liquor bar.Neighbours, having not seen Blair for some time, and detecting a stench emanating from the two-storey building in which he lived, alerted his daughter, Gail, and the Police.According to his daughter, when the door was broken open, Blair’s body was seen at the bottom of the stairway lying on his back. His feet were resting on the stairway and his head was bracing against the wall. She said it appeared as though he was on his way to the upper flat and may have fallen and hit his head against the wall, and was thereafter unable to move. She also surmised that Blair might have had a heart attack and fell to the bottom of the stairs.Some residents who viewed the body suggested that Bair might have been intoxicated and fell as he was climbing the stairs.In the prime of his youth, Blair was popular around football fields, but in his latter days he frequented liquor restaurants. This publication was told that Blair had fathered eight children. He also leaves to mourn one brother.His body is awaiting a Post-Mortem examination which is expected to be performed today. The Police are investigating the circumstances attending his demise.last_img read more

Students skate, bike, walk to school

first_imgPhoto Gallery: Walk to school day LA MIRADA – Brett Pierce and Fernando Velasco were a little sore and tired before they even started their day at La Mirada High School on Friday. Pierce, 15, and Velasco, 14, rode their foot-powered scooters from their Norwalk homes 3 miles to school as part of “Skate, Bike, Walk to School Day,” a local effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. “It was pretty tiring,” said Pierce. “My legs hurt and my calves are tired. It’s pretty far.” “We’re on our way,” Williamson said. “It’s still a new program in its infancy. We’ll work harder next year.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But it was worth it, he said. “I wanted not to make smog and help out our environment,” he added. The two youngsters were among 65 students who took part in the event, organized by foreign language teacher Norma Williamson and other teachers. “We’re trying to educate them about alternatives to fossil fuels and about climate change,” Willliamson said. This was the second year of the event. While organizers had expected 200 students to take part, resulting in a redcution of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, participation was up from last year.last_img read more

Salvation Army’s kettle drive reaches $100,000 mark

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Salvation Army set themselves a goal of $65,000 for their annual kettle drive. When we last spoke to them before Christmas, they had reached roughly half of that goal, with around $35,000.Captain Sheldon Feener with the Salvation Army told Energetic City today that their drive made $104,000 in total after wrapping up in December for the holiday season.“We couldn’t do it without the community because they’re the ones that support us, they’re the ones that dig deep every time they see the kettle out there,” said Feener. “It’s incredible.”- Advertisement -Over 40,000 pounds of food have also been donated, as well as many toys for their hampers.last_img read more

Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques

first_imgLetterkenny businesswoman Frances Spears of Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s marked a major business milestone with a wonderful festive evening on Thursday last.Customers new and old visited the two popular gift stores on Letterkenny Main Street to congratulate Frances, enjoy festive treats and browse her unique stock.Keith Stevenson and Kathleen Salmon at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances Spears at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningAlan’s Christmas WindowMourne AntiquesMourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe 2 Mary’s, Catherine Cooke-Harkin at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe Kennedy’s, Siobhan Grant and Clare McNickle at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances enjoyed welcoming everyone to the shop and offered great discounts as a show of appreciation. She made time to cut her birthday cake though, which was a beautiful bespoke design by Mel Rodriguez Cakes. Mourne Antiques began in Letterkenny back in 1992, when Frances moved her shop from Strabane to Letterkenny. Ever since, she has been sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful gems, antique items and diamond jewellery for customers.Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s will be top spots for Christmas presents this month, where you’re sure to find something with a story that a loved one will appreciate.Amelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts celebrates Irish crafts from local makers and artists, so a gift from here is one that will bring delight to a loved one and also support the creative community.Amelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts For opening hours and stock info, visit: www.facebook.com/mourneantiques and www.facebook.com/ameliasirishdesign Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques was last modified: November 27th, 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:amelia’sFrances SpearsletterkennyMourne AntiquesShop LKlast_img read more

Letterkenny Doctors Surgery notify patients of new telephone number

first_imgLetterkenny Doctors Surgery wishes to notify customers that they have changed their telephone number.The practice’s new number is 074 9167000.Located on Justice Walsh Road, the surgery is where Dr. John McGeehan, Dr. Josephine Kiernan, Dr. Brian McColgan and Dr. Mark Hudson are based. Letterkenny Doctors Surgery notify patients of new telephone number was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennyletterkenny doctors surgerynumberlast_img read more

DONEGAL U21s REACH ULSTER FINAL WITH BATTLING DISPLAY

first_imgMaxi Curran’s Under 21 Donegal team booked a place in the Ulster Final after a superb battling display against Derry at Healy Park.Goals from Caolan Ward and Odran MacNiallais put daylight between the two sides.Senior star Patrick McBrearty also chipped in with five points to put Donegal into their third final in just four years. Donegal will now face Cavan in the final.Credit to Derry as they battled right until the final whistle and were unlucky to be eventually beaten 2-11 to 0-15.Derry dominated for spells but Donegal came much more into the game in the second half.Indeed had Ryan Bell’s fine effort in the last minute been a few inches lower it could have won the tie for Derry instead of crashing off the Donegal crossbar. A venue for the final has yet to be decided but it is understood the game will be played next Wednesday.TeamsDonegal: Peter Boyle; Kevin McFadden, Caolan Ward, Pauric Carr; Eoin McHugh, Martin O’Reilly, Eoin McHugh; Leon Kelly, Ciaran Cannon; Luke Keaney, Patrick McBrearty, Gavin Gallagher; William Gillespie, Odhrán MacNiallais, Conor Gibbons. Subs: Darach O’Connor for Gillespie, Conor Parke for Cannon, Christopher Barrett for Carr.Derry – Christopher Bradley; Gareth McKinless, Peter Quinn, Declan Brow; Karl McTeague, Conor McAtamney, Joe Morgan; Kieran Conway, Ryan Dougan; Nathan Rocks, Ryan Bell, Ciaran McFaul; Fintan Bell, Aaron Devlin, Christopher Spiers. Conor Kearns for Morgan, Martin McCloskey for Brown, Shea McGuigan for Bell, Roddy O’Kane for Dougan and Rocks.  DONEGAL U21s REACH ULSTER FINAL WITH BATTLING DISPLAY was last modified: April 4th, 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:Donegal Under 21sUlster Finallast_img read more

SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL IN INISHOWEN DECLARED A SUCCESS

first_imgAn exercise drill involving many of Donegal’s emergency service was declared a success yesterday.The multi-agency Search and Rescue (SAR) took place around the Dunree area.The Sligo Coastguard helicopter dropped members of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and other agency members onto the Urris Hills. Other searches took place along the coastline.The RNLI carried out sea search and rescue and the operation was later declared a success.The following pictures are courtesy of Seamus Bradley of the DMRT.  SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL IN INISHOWEN DECLARED A SUCCESS was last modified: March 24th, 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:DMRTRNLISEARCH AND RESCUElast_img read more

Council sends out gritters as severe ice and snow warning given

first_imgDonegal County Council is to send out its fleet of gritters to all primary routes across the county tonight.The gritters are to treat all routes from 8pm onwards.It follows heavy falls of snow in Munster, Leinster and in other counties. Met Eireann has issued an ice and snow warning for overnight and until 9am tomorrow warning.It is thought that Donegal may escape the worst of the weather but ice is expected tomorrow morning on some routes.Many sorting fixtures have been cancelled in Munster and Leinster while driving conditions have been described as ‘hazardous’ in parts of Kildare.Council sends out gritters as severe ice and snow warning given was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalicesnowWarninglast_img read more

Mandela Sports Day: ‘celebrate unity’

first_img16 August 2013 More than 50 000 tickets for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day, taking place at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Saturday, have been sold already. South Africans who will be attending the event will have the pleasure of watching both the national rugby and football teams playing against international teams on the same day at the same venue. Bafana Bafana will take on Burkina Faso, while the Springboks will play Argentina. The matches will be preceded by a match between South Africa’s and Italy’s soccer legends, and followed by a music concert featuring top local and international artists.‘An opportunity to unite’ Addressing the media at the venue on Thursday, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula called on South Africans to come in large numbers to attend the event, which is being held as part of the celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. “It is a moment we must cherish as a nation. Think about what former president Nelson Mandela has done for the country. Rugby and football gives us as a nation an opportunity to unite,” Mbalula said. Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola echoed Mbalula’s call, saying Bafana Bafana and the Springboks would “have all 50-million of us behind them in their pursuit of victory on the sports field. “Sport is a great unifier of people and of nations. We must use the opportunity of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day to celebrate our oneness as a nation while flying the flag for our country,” Matola said in a statement on Thursday. “This will also be a fitting testament to the icon in whose name we play this challenge. One of the Tata Mandela’s enduring legacies is his unwavering patriotism and commitment to a South Africa that is a winning nation. This must inspire each of us as citizens of this great nation.”Transport, parking, tickets, security Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Lucky Montana announced on Thursday that fans who will be attending the event will be transported free if they produce their tickets. According to Montana, provision has been made to transport more than 40 000 passengers. To ensure safety and smooth operation of the event, strict traffic control and security measures will be in place in and around the stadium from 6am to 11pm. Members of the public will not be allowed to park at the stadium without pre-paid Computicket parking tickets. Parking is limited, and people are encouraged to arrive early as well as use a single vehicle. Gates will be opened as early as 7am, and unreserved pre-paid public parking tickets at a cost of R20 per vehicle are available from Computicket. Patrick Ronan, risk adviser for the event, said all security measures were in place. He said 600 police officers and 1 200 private security personnel would be deployed in and around the stadium. He urged people to purchase tickets at Computicket as there would be no tickets sold at the venue. The football match between the South Africa Masters and Italy Masters will take place at 10:30am, the match between Bafana Bafana and Burkina Faso will take place at 1:30pm, while the rugby match between the Springboks and Argentina will take place at 5pm. The music concert will kick off at 7pm. Artists who will be performing at the event include David Jenkins, the Mahotella Queens, Umoja, Gcina Mhlophe, DJ Alessandro, Wouter Kellerman, Naima Mclean, Elvis Blue and 1st Project. The proceeds will go towards building the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. SAnews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more