Former Agriculture Minister Toweh Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of former Agriculture Minister Scott Gblorzuo Toweh, which sad event occurred over the weekend in the United States of America, following a period of illness.Mr. Toweh served as Minister of Agriculture during the regime of Head of State Samuel K. Doe. Mr. Toweh was a staunch member of the defunct Liberia Action Party (LAP), one of the two leading political parties that participated in the 1985 presidential and general elections.  Those elections were widely believed to have been won by LAP and its standard bearer, Jackson Fiah Doe of Nimba County, but they were horribly rigged by Samuel Doe and his Elections Commissioner Emmet Harmon, giving the victory to Samuel K. Doe and his National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL).In 2005, Scott Toweh attempted to run as a presidential candidate during that year’s presidential and general elections, the first since the end of the civil war, on the ticket of the National Democratic party of Liberia (NDPL). But the party instead chose as its standard bearer Counselor Winston Tubman, who lost in the first round to George Oppong Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party.  It was in the run-off that Ellen emerged as the winner, becoming Africa’s first elected woman President.   Prior to becoming a member of the NDPL, the late Toweh was rumored to have been tipped by some top officials of the Unity Party (UP) to become the running mate of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  But the UP standard bearer instead chose Lofa County’s Joseph N. Boakai, who became the Vice President.S. Gblorzuo Toweh was a distinguished personality on the Liberian political scene.  He served Liberia in several capacities, including lower-level positions, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Deputy Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Urban Reconstruction.  He was also appointed Assistant Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Urban Reconstruction, and Director of Cooperatives in the Ministry of Agriculture.He established good relations with foreign governments and as a result Government received grants from some foreign governments, including the KR2 (Kennedy Round – Two) program from the Japanese Government; support programs from the South Korean government; and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The German Government, through its international development agency—GTZ and the Korad Adenauer Foundation, extended the Nimba Rural Development Project for a total of US$8 million at the rate of US$2 million per year for four consecutive years.For four years, Dr. Toweh served as a member of the Executive Council of the FAO, where food and agricultural policies of member countries were addressed.At the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Scott also established a very good working relationship with foreign governments. As a result of these relationships, the U.S. Government gave Liberia a US$300,000 grant to erect two regional post offices in Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties, and to purchase postal equipment, including 15 postal trucks for mail delivery purposes. He also obtained scholarships from Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Norway for staff development in postal management. Mr. Toweh obtained a Master of Science degree in Agriculture from North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina; a Diploma in Agricultural Mechanics from ORT NATHANIEL, Israel, and a high school diploma from the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), Kakata, Liberia.Scott Gblorzuo Toweh was born in Toweh Town, Nimba County, Liberia, to the union of Paramount Chief Gblorzuo and Madame Mahtee Toweh. He was married to Kaymah Vaye Toweh of Tappita, Nimba County on March 16, 1974, a marriage that lasted until his death.He was the father of six children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Duo granted bail on narcotics trafficking charge

first_imgDavid lynch, 41, a mechanic of Lot 112 Craig Housing Scheme; and 39-year-old Avlin Richards, a mortician of Lot 157 Cortha Street, Albouystown; appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a narcotics trafficking charge.The charge alleged that the duo on December 5, 2018, at Cortha Street, Albouystown had in their possession 245 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Both parties denied the charge after it was read to them.Defence Attorney Kemoa Griffith made an application for bail for the duo while informing the court that Richards was at work when he received a phone call detailing that Police were at her premises. On the other hand, Lynch who is employed at the aforementioned address was arrested when the drug was found in a washing machine on the premises.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield informed the court that the drugs was found in a washing machine under a stairway but had no objections to bail being granted with conditions.The Chief Magistrate granted the duo their pre-trial liberty at $100,000 bail each and they were instructed to report to the Criminal Investigations Department, Narcotics Branch on a regular basis.The matter was adjourned until December 28.last_img read more

Guyana makes clean sweep at Super Stock race in Barbados

first_imgTeam Mohamed’s super stock Bikers, Matt and Harry Truelove have had an impressed run at Bushy Park in Barbados when the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) was hosted on Sunday. The duo came out on top of the Super Stock Races thus putting Guyana in line to covet the CMRC title for 2018.Team Mohamed’s Matt Truelove takes a lap of honour holding the Golden ArrowheadIn addition to the wins, Matt Truelove set a new lap record with 1:01.542 in his second race. His former teammate Bryce Prince held that record, with a time of 1:01.910 in 2017.Also shining in Barbados on Sunday was Matthew Vieira who added to Guyana’s fortune.In addition, Mark Vieira and Andrew King took the podium with first place each against Barbadian, Mark Maloney in the Group Four. In light of the excellent performances, Team Guyana has produced podium finishes in most of their races.Although suffering from mechanical issues, Rameeze Mohamed secured a fourth in the one race he competed in.  Young biker Raveiro Tucker was unable to make a podium spot but according to reports, he has improved.Nevertheless, the action now turns to Guyana in November for the final showdown. Large contingent are expected from Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Swansea announce signing of Argentine World Cup defender

first_img Federico Fernandez in World Cup action for Argentina against Switzerland Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli.The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.The 25-year-old passed a medical earlier this week, and he is expected to be in Swansea’s squad for their Premier League game against Burnley on Saturday, when manager Garry Monk will look to build on last weekend’s 2-1 win at Manchester UnitedFernandez’s arrival at Swansea will bolster Monk’s centre-back options, which currently include captain Ashley Williams, Jordi Amat and Kyle Bartley.Fernandez has won 26 caps for Argentina, including making four appearances at the World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.He made his international debut against Ecuador three years ago, while his first World Cup finals appearance came during the 2-1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.He joined Napoli in 2011 from Estudiantes for around £2.5million, helping them land the Coppa Italia last season during a campaign when they also finished third in Serie A.Fernandez additionally featured in Napoli’s Champions League and Europa League campaigns, although he was not involved in either leg of the Europa League last-32 tie against Swansea. 1last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have issued an appeal to supporters to turn out in their thousands for their Airtricity League Premier Division fixture with Sligo Rovers.With the demands and costs of participating in the top division of the Airtricity League beginning to take hold at Finn Park the committee has appealed to fans for a good turnout for the north-west derby tonight.With 5 weeks between tonight’s home game and the next against Galway on July 8th, there are concerns over finance at the Ballybofey club. The crowds have been fluctuating in Finn Park over the first half of the season but club secretary John Campbell hopes a good crowd will cheer on the boys in blue tonight.Kick-off is at 8pm at Finn Park Ballybofey, so get the car filled and head to watch ‘the harps’ take on neighbours Sligo Rovers in what promises to be an entertaining affair.FINN HARPS NEED YOUR SUPPORT TONIGHT WHEN THEY TAKE ON SLIGO ROVERS was last modified: June 2nd, 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:airtricity premier divisionfinn harpsFinn ParkSligo Roverslast_img read more

Chelsea eyeing two Serie A striker as they ‘give up on Alvaro Morata’

first_img 3 REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Now, according to SunSport, the club have identified two top targets as potential replacements for the Spaniard.Inter’s Mauro Icardi is understood to be Chelsea’s number one choice, though he would likely cost around £90million.Meanwhile, Milan’s Patrick Cutrone has also been mentioned as a cheaper alternative, thought to be valued at around £25million. Alvaro Morata has struggled to rediscover his best form in London 25-year-old Icardi has been linked with the Blues for several years, having burst through at Inter and become one of Europe’s top strikers.Already this season, the Argentinian has netted five goals and picked up two assists in his eight matches played.He finished the last campaign with 29 goals in 36 games.Cutrone, 20, is a lesser-known prospect, but has scored three times in his first six fixtures of 2018/19.The Italian ended last season with 18 goals in 46 matches. getty REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest Chelsea News Cutrone is attracting interest from around Europe Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF center_img Chelsea have been longtime admirers of Icardi gameday cracker Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea targets JIBE Despite Maurizio Sarri’s side getting off to an impressive start to the season which currently sees them sitting second in the table, the Spanish attacker still hasn’t produced top level performances.Alvaro Morata started in good shape at the beginning of his debut campaign in 2017/18, but then hit a goal drought midway through and has not fully recovered his best form since.New manager Sarri trusted the 25-year-old to start the season up front for Chelsea, but soon changed his mind and followed Antonio Conte by dropping him in favour of Olivier Giroud.SunSport claim the Blues’ board see the team as genuine title contenders again this season and don’t want to jeopardise their chances by failing to address their lack of a top quality goalscorer.Therefore, they may look to offload the former Real Madrid and Juventus man, and splash out on someone new. shining punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 3 REVEALED tense 3 Chelsea are understood to be looking to recruit a new striker in January, with Mauro Icardi and Patrick Cutrone top of Maurizio Sarri’s shopping list.Earlier on Thursday it was widely reported that the Blues boss and the club’s board had now given up on their current front man, Alvaro Morata.last_img read more

Redknapp receives exciting promotion in jungle and attempts the floss dance

first_img Harry is assistant emperor but will he end up king of the jungle? Forget Mr Blobby. Noel’s got a new sidekick. #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 22, 2018Rita and Malique had to jump in some pretty cloudy looking and by all accounts smelly water to retrieve pieces that would complete a complex jigsaw puzzle.However, only Harry and Noel could see the front of the puzzle so they had to instruct the pair where to place the pieces.Noel was definitely getting it wrong deliberately to wind-up at points but it took ages for the emperor and his adviser to get their heads around the puzzle to the fury of Rita and Malique.Eventually the puzzle was completed and Harry and Noel won the prize of cheese and grapes after the campmates got the question right. No I love Harry Redknapp wish I was Sandra x #imacelebrity2018— Abby Corker (@AbbyCorker22) November 22, 2018 Already picturing Harry Redknapp signing nico kranjcar with the dingo dollars 👀 #ImACeleb— Rory Williams 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@KrNz420) November 18, 2018Harry and Noel had some fun of their own as they headed back to camp, leading the celebrities to believe they answered the question incorrectly before brandishing the cheese and grapes.They had their campmates fooled for a few minutes and actress Emily Atack said Harry was the “best actor”. Perhaps he will have a new career path in the works when he leaves Australia…And to cap off a wonderful day for Harry, he and Noel had a slap up meal with Fleur East and Sair Khan. The evening’s entertainment also saw Harry attempt the floss dance – a jig that Spurs star Dele Alli has done on the football pitch.Harry’s flossing was a real sight to behold though. After his jam roly-poly setback, things are really looking up for Harry Redknapp on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.He is now living among the elite in camp after being selected as Noel Edmonds’ personal adviser – the TV legend arrived in camp late and now has the title of emperor. Someone tell Harry Redknapp he can’t spend Dingo Dollars on Niko Kranjcar #ImACeleb— Michael Lavelle (@mikelavelle93) November 22, 2018 Yessss Harry! Go on 😂 #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 22, 2018However, after the antics, we saw a different side to Harry once again when Fleur asked him how his relationship with wife Sandra has lasted so long.Harry told John Barrowman about how he met Sandra – who he’s been with for 54 years – but Harry opened up to Fleur, Sair and Noel about just how much he loved his wife.“I love her too much and it scares me,” he admitted.“If anything happened it would kill me.”Harry’s words certainly brought a tear to the eyes of these fans. Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcast No YOU’RE crying at Harry talking about Sandra… #imaceleb @imacelebrity— Rylan Clark-Neal (@Rylan) November 22, 2018 Harry got Van der Vaart for £8million… he can manage a few bits of cheese off Kiosk Kev…#ImACeleb @imacelebrity @Redknapp @Rafvdvaart— ITV (@ITV) November 22, 2018Harry managed to refrain from trying to trade in the dollars to bring in former Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR player Niko Kranjcar which some fans were initially worried about!center_img Harry and Sandra are serious relationship goals! ❤ #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 22, 2018 ITV Getting in a cab when your mates are stood at the bus stop. #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 22, 2018But before receiving his promotion, Harry was in lightning form – once again telling a number of brilliant stories from his career in football, just when you think they can’t get any better.Harry recalled the times he would be watching the horse racing with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson literally minutes before the two managers’ teams were due to play each other – pointing out Sir Alex didn’t need to worry about preparing his players as they were always strong favourites to win!And Harry also spoke of the time when Chris Kamara caught him and assistant Jim Smith out reading the Racing Post live on Sky Sports when they were supposed to be working on tactics for an upcoming game! I can’t wait for Harry Redknapp to eat a pigs testicle and spend the dingo dollars on Niko Kranjčar rather than feed the camp #imacelebrity— Chris (@That_Guy_Chr1s) November 18, 2018 1 The whole nation listening to Harry talk about Sandra #imaceleb— Georgia Toffolo (@ToffTalks) November 22, 2018 Harry&Sandra ❤️❤️❤️ #imaceleb2018— Rachael Sullivan (@Rachael_Sull) November 22, 2018So, a very busy day for Harry but tonight’s episode is set to bring more hilarity.The climax of last night’s episode saw Noel mention how Harry asked him for a massage on his leg in the middle of the night as Harry cramped up – we can’t wait to see how this incident played out! Harry’s hips don’t lie. 💁‍♂️ #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 22, 2018However, Harry’s highlight was definitely being appointed Noel’s right-hand man. The former Deal or No Deal host cited the fact that Harry played for West Ham (who Noel supports) as the reason behind the decision.Working as an assistant is arguably new territory for Harry as he has spent many years as the No.1 but the ex-Tottenham and Hammers boss said in the Bush Telegraph he was confident he and Noel would work well as a pair to get the campmates to do as they were told.As the old football cliché goes, time will tell!The first signs are encouraging, however, with Edmonds and Harry having a lot of fun together when they were required to oversee the Dingo Dollar Challenge which actors Rita Simons and Malique Thompson-Dwyer participated in.last_img read more


first_imgThe massive gorse fire tonight. Pic by Kei Patterson, Donegaldaily.comBREAKING NEWS: Residents and fire crews are tonight tackling another massive gorse fire in west Donegal.The latest blaze has taken hold in Bunawack between Crolly and Loughanure.Roads in the area have been closed off as thick smoke from the blaze hangs over the area. The fire is more than a mile wide from end to end and is being fanned by a strong wind.There are fears the flames will spread close to homes, many of which are nearby.It’s just the latest gorse fire to hit the area in recent days – and takes the number of gorse blazes in the county to more than 80 in the past 10 days.Many sheep farmers in the area are also trying to rescue animals form the nearby hills. The fire is also traveling towards the Rosses county county water treatment supply plant at Loughkeel.The blaze is being fought by crews from Dungloe and Glenties and dozens of locals.The added problem is that roads are being congested by people coming to see the massive blaze.Meanwhile ANOTHER blaze between Muckish and Falcarragh at the back of Errigal road has just been brought under control by fire crews from Gaoth Dobhair and Falcarragh.BREAKING NEWS: RESIDENTS AND FIRE CREWS BATTLE MASSIVE GORSE BLAZE was last modified: April 8th, 2013 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:BREAKING NEWS: RESIDENTS AND FIRE CREWS BATTLE MASSIVE GORSE FIRElast_img read more

Delight as LYIT student wins Intel’s Women in Technology award

first_imgAt a special ceremony held in Dublin, technology giant Intel Ireland unveiled the 2016 Women in Technology scholars as well as the recipients of a new Women in Technology award.One recipient was Newtowncunningham’s Ciana Ramsey Mac-Sweeney who was awarded the 2016 Intel Women in Technology award.A Bioscience student at LYIT, Ciana was nominated by her lecturers in LYIT’s Department of Science due to her excellent Grade Point Average and natural flare for the subject. Ciana (center) with the other recipients of the Intel Women in Technology AwardSince 2012, Intel has invested a quarter of a million into their Intel Women in Technology programme.Speaking about the Women in Technology programs at the presentation event, Sarah Sexton, Intel Public Affairs, said “We fundamentally believe, and it has been proven time and time again, that our business benefits from having diverse employees. We are delighted to present these awards and we congratulate all of the recipients and their families. Women are under-represented in the technology workplace and this program creates an important opportunity for us to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and technology, as well as giving them firsthand experience of the career opportunities at Intel.”The scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology.The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging women to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy. Delight as LYIT student wins Intel’s Women in Technology award was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Fishing the North Coast: Wide-open tuna bite off the North Coast

first_imgTuna fishing remains all the rage on the North Coast. While Eureka took their turn at the tuna last Wednesday, boats launching from Fort Bragg and Shelter Cove have had their way with the longfins the last couple days. The warm water was as close in as 20 miles from Fort Bragg on Tuesday, but it sounds like the fish were found in big numbers roughly 30 miles from the entrance. Scores ranged from 20 fish per boat all the way to the high 50’s. Most everyone caught all they could handle. A few of …last_img read more