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Runway Liberia 3rd Edition Announced

first_imgJunda Morris-Kennedy – Advertisement – Runway Liberia, the biggest Liberia fashion event in the US, has announced its 3rd edition, which will showcase top Liberia fashion designers and their collections at the Baltimore War Memorial in Maryland.In a statement issued to LIB Life by Junda Morris-Kennedy, founder of Runway Liberia, it said the event showcases Liberia’s fashion, music and arts on an international platform.She added: “Runway Liberia is a multifaceted event established to promote the social, cultural and economic development initiatives of Liberia to a global audience through fashion and entertainment; serves as a collaborative catwalk and exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerged Liberian and International designers.“Our theme, ‘Branding and Empowering of the Liberian Fashion Industry Globally,’ is brought to life as we honor Liberians who have contributed to the growth of the fashion industry and promote music from Liberia and around the world.“This year we introduce the International Kids Fashion Showcase, and present the 1st Runway Liberia International ‘Courage Award!’ to our alumina model Ms. Trina Lashawn, who has been fighting colon rectal cancer.”The 2017 Showcase will also feature top designers from around the world, presenting exquisite garments and accessories, world class entertainment and exhibits of art and luxury products and services.For more information on designers showing at RWLIB, please visit Runwayliberia.comEvery year Runway Liberia honors Liberians that have contributed to the growth of the Liberian fashion Industry. And this year list includes, Garmai Klee, Maisie Dunbar, Philip Kekula and Chris Collins.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

College student appears in court in connection with alleged handbag theft

first_imgA college student has appeared in court charged in connection with the alleged theft of a handbag from an elderly woman in Co Donegal.Louis Ogbomo was charged in connection with the incident which happened on Friday night last, June 2nd at Station Roundabout in Letterkenny. Detective Garda Stephen Moyles told Letterkenny District Court that Ogbomo was arrested at 1.16am on June 3rd and brought to Letterkenny Garda station.Ogbomo, who was accompanied to court by his parents, made no reply to the charge.Gardai said they had no objection to bail but asked that the accused, of Boyce Court, Drogheda, Co Louth, sign on twice weekly at Drogheda Garda station.His solicitor said his parents were originally from Nigeria but had lived in Ireland for 16 years.They had gathered some funds to return to Nigeria between June 18th and July 25th and were asking to allow the accused to travel with them.Detective Garda Moyles said the young man’s parents had told him about this and that he had no objections.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until September 2nd for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.EndsCollege student appears in court in connection with alleged handbag theft was last modified: June 5th, 2019 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:courteldelryGardaihandbagletterkennysnatchwomanlast_img read more

Man arrested in Letterkenny on suspicion of Emyvale arson

first_imgA man in his 30s was arrested in Letterkenny on Wednesday night in connection with a fire at a Monaghan Garda Station on Monday. The fire occurred at Emyvale Garda Station, Co. Monaghan, in the early hours of Monday morning.  Gardaí carried out a number of searches this evening in Emyvale and Letterkenny. A Garda spokesperson has confirmed that a man has been arrested in Letterkenny and is being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984.The man, arrested on suspicion of arson, will be interviewed by the investigation team from Monaghan.Searches involved Detective and Uniform Gardaí from Monaghan assisted by colleagues from Donegal.The Garda spokesperson said: “Investigating Gardaí continue to appeal for any witnesses to this incident or anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area between the hours of 3am and 5:30am to come forward. “Gardaí continue to appeal to any motorists travelling in the area between 3am and 5:30am who may have dash-cam footage to contact Gardaí. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”Man arrested in Letterkenny on suspicion of Emyvale arson was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:EmyvaleEmyvale Garda StationGardaletterkennyLetterkenny Garda stationlast_img read more

BIG CROWDS EXPECTED AT LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY 5K RUN AND WALK

first_imgPaddy Bond (LS Community), Janet Russell (Cashelshanaghan NS), Cliff Smyth (Woodland NS), Donal Casey (LS Community) and Tracey Downes (LS Community) get ready for tomorrow’s big 5K!The Loughside Community will be out in numbers again tomorrow (Thurs) for their annual 5Km Fun Run/Jog/Walk.The community group is partnering with the parents committees of the Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS, both located in the Loughside Community.This popular event attracted over 750 runners and walkers last year and the committee are expecting a similar numbers this year.Brian Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said “You don’t have to be a super fit athlete to participate. This is a 5k that the whole family can enjoy”. “The 5k will start and finish at the Woodland NS and the route will be the same route as last year, all on the secondary roads”. We will have marshals at every junction and corner making the route safe for families and children”.Refreshments Tea, Coffee and lots of home baking will be served in the Woodland NS gym afterwards. Brian said “if last year is anything to go by, then we are in for a real treat with the sandwiches and home baking this year again”. “Some of the men living in the Loughside Community are very good bakers”.Registration from 6pm in the gym at Woodland NS and the race will start at 7:30pm sharp. Residents living nearby are asked to walk to the event as parking will be restricted.BIG CROWDS EXPECTED AT LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY 5K RUN AND WALK was last modified: June 24th, 2015 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:Loughs Community 5Klast_img read more

Barcelona are reportedly plotting yet another raid on Liverpool

first_img Roberto Firmino is one of Liverpool’s most valued players Coutinho and Firmino have a close relationship They angered the Reds with their protracted pursuit of Coutinho, which ended in January 2018 with a stunning £142m deal agreed between the two clubs for the Brazilian playmaker.Now Barca are being linked with a sensational swoop for Coutinho’s international teammate Firmino.With Suarez approaching 32, they are on the lookout for a new striker and Firmino, 27, is in their sights, according to reports in Spain.Coutinho has reportedly been instrumental in convincing Barca to go after his former club team-mate and close pal. 2 Barcelona are plotting another raid on Liverpool – this time for Roberto Firmino.The Spanish giants have taken both Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho from the Premier League club in recent years. 2 Firmino has scored 55 goals in 155 appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Hoffenheim in 2015 and is a vital member of Jurgen Kloop’s team, winning much praise for his selfless attitude and all-round game.He signed a new long-term contract with the Merseyside club earlier this year and appears in no hurry to leave Anfield.After penning the new deal in April, Firmino said:  “It was an easy decision.“The club have taken me in in an incredible way and I’ve grown a lot here with my work with the support of the whole team. I am very, very happy here.“Everything fits in the best possible way. My team-mates are fantastic and I am very grateful to be able to play with them at this club.“I love to play for Liverpool FC. The fans are excellent and fantastic in how they support us all the way. They support us throughout the games and the work they do during the match is beautiful.”But Barcelona are known for getting what they want and Liverpool will be wary of the reported interest in their star forward.last_img read more

ILLISTRIN ‘STEPPING’ UP TO THE MARK FOR DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA

first_imgFor the past few weeks, members of the community in Illistrin, staff from Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Illistrin and members of the Illistrin Football Club have been practicing their ‘cha cha’ and ‘swing jive’ for the upcoming Illistrin Strictly Come Dancing.All twenty dancers were present for the launch of the night which took place on Tuesday 7th March 2012 in Scoil Naomh Fiachra. “It has been a hectic training schedule, lots of practice but great fun”, said local business man Ricky Boal.“It is going to be better than Dirty Dancing in the Olympia”, he went on to say.The event takes place on the 23rd March 2012 at 8pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Practice has been behind closed doors with very little information on what is in store for the night.Dance teacher Michelle Pearson is keeping her lips sealed. “This will be one of the best ‘Strictly ‘shows ever held in Letterkenny. They are a great group to work with and always do what they are told, just come and see for yourself”. “There has been a lot of sweat and tears as I get to grips with the routine”, said veteran dancing star, Doreen Kennedy Deputy Principal of the school,“I have been able to teach the men a thing or two but this is not about competition, it’s about the taking part”, she added.The Illistrin Community Development Association (ICDA) is organising the evening along with Lee Gooch Promotions. It is part of their fundraising efforts to complete their community pitch and running track adjacent to the school in Illistrin.“We have had tremendous support from the local community and the new facility will be a great asset to the area”, said Stephen Hasson, chairperson for ICDA. “This will be a state of the art pitch for playing of all games and the running track will allow the local athletes to practice”.“We are hoping for a great night. We expect to have a big turn-out. A very positive thing that has happened as a result of all the practice is that the coaches in the Football Club have improved greatly and dancing should become part and parcel of their coaching plan”, concluded Ms. Viona Coyle, Chairperson of The Parents Association.Tickets are available from either Stephen Hasson (087 9151776) or Maura O’Grady (087 2404678) but hurry as there is a lot of interest to see what ‘group dance moves’ are made on the night. Check us out on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/illistrinscdILLISTRIN ‘STEPPING’ UP TO THE MARK FOR DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA was last modified: March 8th, 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:Illistrin Strictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Natural gas cost set for big hike

first_imgSACRAMENTO – California energy officials on Tuesday said the seasonal spike in natural gas prices this winter will be higher and last longer than previous years, as seasonal demand and tighter supplies following the Gulf Coast hurricanes put a squeeze on consumers. Energy analysts estimate California consumers will pay “a near all-time high, nearly $16 billion in commodity costs,” said Joe Desmond, chairman of the California Energy Commission. For residential homes, utilities have warned that means a jump of between 45 percent and 70 percent over last year’s monthly bills. Gas prices tend to drop in the spring, but analysts are “seeing sustained high prices” given the damage caused by the twin hurricanes, Desmond said. The hurricanes knocked out 80 percent of the daily production in the Gulf Coast, which usually produces about one-fourth of the nation’s natural gas supply. California imports about 87 percent of its natural gas, although most is from Canada, the Rocky Mountain region and the Southwest. Before the hurricanes, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. analysts were predicting a 20 percent increase in natural gas prices, said Jennifer Ramp, a spokeswoman for the largest Northern California utility. That estimate now is between 40 percent and 50 percent. As the weather cools, “gas bills rise automatically because the amount of usage triples,” Ramp said. The combination of higher prices and use means an average PG&E residential customer will see a 71 percent increase in October’s monthly gas bill, company officials said last week. A typical natural gas bill will average $42.10, officials said. The price spikes disproportionately affect low-income customers, Desmond said. Consumers still have time to make small changes that can save them money, he said. That includes replacing furnace filters, and adding weather-stripping and insulation. “We still have some time here,” he said. “There are things people can do right now.” Utilities also are gearing up to help low-income customers cope with the price shock. The California Public Utilities Commission will meet Thursday in Los Angeles to discuss low-income assistance this winter. Low-income customers can apply for a 20 percent discount on electricity and natural gas bills under the California Alternative Rate for Energy program. About 930,000 PG&E customers are enrolled in CARE – or about 72 percent of eligible customers, Ramp said. Southern California Edison has enrolled about 83 percent of eligible households – about 952,100 customers, Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said. In addition to the CARE program, Southern California Gas Co. customers also can apply for one-time assistance of up to $150 to help with their natural gas bills, SoCal Gas spokesman Peter Hidalgo said. “We recognize the hardship that the high winter natural gas costs are going to cause our customers who need help the most,” he said. In addition to those programs, the state gets $81.5 million in federal grants for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The program offsets the cost of customers’ heating bills and provides weather-stripping, insulation, water heater blankets and other tools to lower energy use. It’s available to households earning 60 percent or less of the state’s median income – about $39,460 for a family of four. 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

Maguranyanga’s Season Comes To An End At NCAA West Preliminary

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Drake University sophomore sprinter Kundai Maguranyanga ended his season Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary in the 200 meters.Maguranyanga, who swept the event at the indoor and outdoor MVC Championship finished his season one step away from advancing to the NCAA Championship as he finished eighth in his quarterfinal heat Saturday evening. Maguranyanga’s time of 21.28 was the 22nd fastest time in the quarterfinal heats.Maguranyanga finished his season with three outdoor MVC titles to his credit, in addition to being named the league’s Most Valuable Performer.last_img read more

EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE

first_imgA healthy Leatherback Turtle pictured in French Guiana. Pic by Dr Tom Doyle.A mysterious creature washed up off the coast of Co Donegal has been identified as a Leatherback Turtle.The creature was found by walkers at Magheroarty Beach near Gortahork.This is the second discovery of a dead Leatherback Turtle on Irish beaches in recent days with another being found in Dingle. Marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre at University College Cork told Donegal Daily it is possible the turtles may have drowned.The remains of the turtle washed up at Magheroarty“They could have become caught up in pot ropes and eventually drowned.“That often happens but it is difficult to tell,” he said.Dr Doyle said a number of alternatives are being looked into to attempt to keep turtles away for the paths of such buoy ropes. The huge Leatherback Turtles, which are native to Irish shores, can live up to 80 years and can dive to a depth of up to 1,280 metres.The creatures lives on jellyfish and migrate to warmer climates around South America near French Guiana.Dr Doyle also revealed that beach litter is also causing great harm to Ireland’s population of magnificent Leatherback Turtles.“Beach litter including plastics are proving a real problem for our turtles.“The problem is that turtles mistake plastic for jellyfish and are eating a lot of it which is causing them al sorts of problems,” he said. EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE was last modified: November 13th, 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:donegalDr Tom DoyleLeatherback TurtleMagheroartylast_img read more

Adversity? For this year’s Sharks team, this is nothing

first_imgSAN JOSE — In terms of adversity, this is nothing.For a Sharks team that’s already stared down three elimination games, being tied 2-2 in their second round series with the Colorado Avalanche — and having home ice advantage at the moment — isn’t a bad place to be compared to where they were just two weeks ago against the Vegas Golden Knights.“Let’s be honest, I don’t think anyone was thinking we were going to come here and sweep both games,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said after his team’s 3-0 …last_img read more