Peace, Reconciliation Crucial to Liberia’s Development

first_imgDeputy Internal Affairs Minister Varney A. Sirleaf says peace and reconciliation are crucial to Liberia’s development after the departure of the United National Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Minister Sirleaf made the statement recently at the end of a two-week workshop organized by the Peace Building Office (PBO) to train participants who will be carrying out the National Conflict Mapping Exercise (NCME) in the 15 counties.“This process of conflict mapping may be successful only with greater mutual understanding, trust and respect, which we must achieve,” Minister Sirleaf told participants at the end of the workshop.He said peace and reconciliation are keys to the stability of Liberian, “because it is that cornerstone that will help citizens to foster national development.”Sirleaf further told participants that as the country goes to elections next year, “we have to do these things because it will help unite our people.”NCME Executive Director of the Peace Building Office at the Internal Affairs Ministry, Edward Mulbah described the program as another form of taking the government to the people.He said the national conflict mapping exercise will produce conflict analysis report containing county-specific conflict drivers and triggers, looming conflicts with the potential to undermine national peace and stability and underlying root causes of civil war not yet addressed. It will furthermore inform MIA on the realignment or revision of government’s strategic peace building and reconciliation programs, strategies and policies.Mr. Mulbah said the 36 trained researchers will be deployed simultaneously to work in the 15 counties at county, district and community or village levels, saying the entire mapping project will take three months.He noted that it will also target a sample size of 3,500 respondents for individual interviews in 163 enumeration areas. According to him, both quantitative and qualitative tools will be adapted, adding 30 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and 30 Key Informant Interview (KII) Researchers will use Personal Data Assistant for the individual interviews. Moderators and note takers will use electronic recorder for the focus group discussions, and collaborate with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Northern Health welcomes new Chief Medical Health Officer

first_imgThe Chief Medical Health Officer for Northern Health is the lead for the public health team that works to improve the health of people in the north by preventing illness, promoting healthy choices, and helping to eliminate or avoid outbreaks. Dr. Allison says her short term goal is to better understand the conditions of the northern population, while the long term goal is to improve these living and working conditions.“We do have a very robust data collection system and opportunities to use that data to assess the health needs of that population,” Dr. Allison said. “That is a very strong focus of my early time here is trying to establish some really good, strong, routinised reporting that we can start building on.”    – Advertisement -Dr Allison’s career also includes being a family physician in Brandon, Churchill and Winnipeg.Northern Health Chief Executive Officer and President, Cathy Ulrich says they’re “thrilled to have Dr. Allison join our team.”“Her experience in rural medicine from Manitoba will be an asset to the organization as she brings new and innovative ideas, while continuing work on programs that are currently serving northerners,” Ulrich said.Advertisement Teaching is another passion of Dr Allison, serving at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Community Health Services and Family Medicine, as well as an advisor for the Faculty of Health Sciences.last_img read more

Man convicted of first degree murder in freeway shooting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Livingston was shot in the head while driving his silver Chevrolet Camaro north on the Harbor Freeway around Manchester Avenue. Moorer was arrested in July 2005 in connection with the killing and has remained jailed since then. Shorts, who was jailed in San Bernardino County on unrelated charges, was charged in August 2005 with Livingston’s murder. 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. One of two men charged in the gang-related shooting death of a 20- year-old man on the Harbor (110) Freeway in March 2005 has been convicted of first-degree murder. D’andre Keyshaun Moorer is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Dec. 21 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin. The alleged gunman, Donald Ray Shorts, is awaiting trial. D’andre Keyshaun Moorer, 29, was charged with first-degree murder, along with the special circumstance allegation of murder by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and a separate gang allegation. Jurors deliberated for about a day before announcing yesterday they had reached a verdict. Moorer, who allegedly was driving the car, faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. The alleged gunman, Donald Ray Shorts, 27, is still awaiting trial. The two are charged in the March 29, 2005, killing of Michael Ryan Livingston of Long Beach, who was attending a community college and working toward his real estate license. 160Want 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


first_imgA family are celebrating after being reunited with their injured dog in West Donegal.The Jack Russell-type dog was found badly injured in Gortahork yesterday.A kind passer-by recovered the dog and brought it to the vet’s office in Ramelton where he was treated. The family were located and are now at the vet’s office in Ramelton where the little dog is being treated.The family have thanked the vet who opened especially to look after the dog. FAMILY REUNITED WITH PET AFTER VET’S KIND GESTURE was last modified: December 24th, 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:DOGMagheroartyRameltonvetlast_img read more


first_imgThe Sunday club competition on the Old Tom Morris Links on the 20th of November was won by Eddie McGinley 16 with 39pts, runner up was Seamus Connor 5 with 38 pts bot. Third place was Charlie McClafferty 8 with 38 pts.The Old Tom Morris Links will be closed from Friday the 25th of November and the Sandy Hills Links will be in play for all members and green fees.The Christmas Hamper competition will be held on Sunday the 27th of Nov. on the Sandy Hills Links with the mini hamper on Sunday the 4th of December. The North-West Golfing Alliance visited the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday the 19th of November and the results were as follows:Nett Section1st Nett Delwyn Montgomery (9) North West G.C. 67 B.O.T.2nd Nett Conor Sharkey (8) Strabane G.C. 67 3rd Nett Michael P.O’Donnell(14) Letterkenny G.C. 68 B.O.T.4th Nett James William Doherty (12) Buncrana G.C. 685th Nett Freddie Patterson (5) Strabane G.C. 70 B.O.T.6th Nett Eddie McHugh (15) Letterkenny G.C. 70Gross Section 1st Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna 702nd Gross Michael McGeady (scr) McCambridge Duffy 733rd Gross Derek McNeill (2) Ballybofey/S G.C. 744th Gross Paul McGuigan (3) City of Derry G.C. 75 5th Gross Padraig MacLochlainn (4) North West G.C. 766th Gross John Sweeney (6) Rosapenna 77The North-West Alliance returns to the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna on Saturday 18th February 2012.The Rosapenna Gaeltacht League team will travel to Dunfanaghy G.C on Saturday the 10th of December for their second outing of the year.The Rosapenna Golf Club AGM will take place in the Golf Pavilion on Friday the 2nd of December at 8.30pm.The annual Rosapenna Dinner Dance will take place in the Golf Pavilion on Saturday the 3rd of December. Tickets are now on sale from the Pavilion Golf Shop priced at 30e each.There will be a gents four ball better ball held the day of the dinner dance on the Sandy Hills Links.The 2012 GUI Cups & Shields Draft Draws were posted on the GUI website this week.Rosapenna will be in action as follows:Jimmy Bruen Shield @ Narin & Portnoo GC Sunday 6th MayIrish Pierce Purcell @ Greencastle GC Sunday 13th MayIrish Senior Cup @ Donegal GC Sunday 20th MayIrish Junior Cup @ Portsalon GC Sunday 27th MayIrish Mixed Foursomes @ Rosapenna (OTM) Sunday 10th JuneAll Ireland Barton Shield vs Portsalon @ Rosapenna (SHL) Sunday 17th JuneUlster Cup (not posted)PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground every Thursday and selected other days by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.GOLF CLUB NOTES: ROSAPENNA was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 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