first_imgWhoever said the weekend starts on Friday is still on Western Time… In LIB, y’all know, Thursday is the “eve of the weekend”. And tonight, it’s a ‘Nubian Throwback’ at the new Lila Brown in Sinkor, beach side. Lila Brown just moved to the area from Mamba Point and, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I beheld it just the other day. My Sunday was dull. But that was until a buddy of mine called me to join him on 19th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. “Come down to the beach side and look for Lila Brown,” he said.I was there in less than 20 minutes from ELWA Junction. Then it hit me. All brown deco, spacious seating, woven rattan chairs, international menu, a curved bar enclosed in a glassed section fully separated from the sitting hall, and the icing on the cake…a greenhouse.But that is not all. Around the perimeter of the restaurant’s sitting area are seedlings and trees of pepper, watermelon, gardenia, papaya from Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa, cinnamon, pineapple, coffee, passion fruit, plantains, bananas, and other fruits, mango, tomatoes, cocoa, vegetables and so much more which, very soon, matured clients will be able pick and have prepared right there at the restaurant. A real organic experience!Welcome to Lila Brown. Yes, the same Lila Brown that was located at Mamba Point is now located on 19th Street in Sinkor, a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean. According proprietor Tarek Ghosn, Lila is Hindi for beauty. For me, the brown deco completed the name, Lila Brown, romantically: Brown Beauty. Wanting something Liberian, hence African, Tarek, after consulting with his father, decided on a name that speaks to his spiritual and physical: aBuddhist of Lebanese ancestry living in Liberia – Lila (Hindi); Brown (symbolic color of Africa); and the Mediterranean themed menu (reminding him of Lebanon). “Come here in six months’ time and you will see the vision of the greenhouse and all the fruits and vegetables growing around here. Then the vision of the lover’s area will be enhanced and apparent,” said Tarek.Lila Brown is ideal for dining alone, with friends, on dates, for corporate lunches and dinners, entertaining your clients, and the like. The bar is fully stocked. And when Tarek decides on having a live band play there every now and then, it would fast become a popular hangout for hip, up and coming and established universal people.But don’t take my word for it; tonight, Lila Brown is doing the Nubian Throwback, in partnership with Nubian 96.7 FM. The event will feature DJ Eddie F, doing Hip-Hop, African, Reggae, and Pop hits from the 70’s to today. Meanwhile, I am gonna chill on the hammock in the lover’s zone. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have said that the septic tank registration system has become “another disaster” for the government on the scale of the Household Charge ‘fiasco’ and have called on rural homeowners to maintain a strong boycott of the process. “Once again Minister Phil Hogan is massaging the registration figures to cover up the effectiveness of the boycott campaign.” said spokesperson Micheàl Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“In Donegal it is being claimed that over half have registered, based on the census returns of 30,000 septic tanks. “But we know that these figures do not include various categories of unoccupied dwellings. When these are included there at least 49,000 septic tanks in the county, leading to a non-registration level of 69%. The figure is even higher in some other parts of the country, in Limerick and Galway city. This is a disaster for Minister Hogan and the government as the scale of the boycott in many areas is on the same level as the hated Household Charge.”The west Donegal man claimed: “Despite the threat of huge fines and withdrawal of any grant support, rural homeowners have refused to be made scapegoats for the decades of official neglect and incompetence which has created this mess.“Still the scandal of official incompetence continues – every day since December 19th this government has been racking up a €12,000 fine to Europe for it’s failure to publish the new standards applicable for septic tanks.“Until there is full grant support for septic tank owners, we call on everyone to maintain the boycott. It is the only thing the government will listen to. Anyone who is threatened with legal proceedings should immediately contact our campaign. We are fully prepared to meet the local authority in court.” Can’t Pay Won’t Pay are participating in the ICTU regional demonstration in Sligo this Saturday 9th February, ‘Lift the Burden – Jobs not Debt’. Anyone wishing to book a place on the bus, please contact 085 8042050.  SEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION IS A ‘DISASTER’ FOR HOGAN, SAY DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: February 6th, 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:SAY DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERSSEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION IS A ‘DISASTER’ FOR HOGANlast_img read more

first_imgThe Asthma Society of Ireland are calling on people with asthma in Donegal to use their free Asthma and COPD Adviceline to help them to better manage their conditions.12,408 people in Donegal have asthma, while 17,511 have COPD. However, just one call was made from the county to the Asthma Society helpline during the month of August.“We want people in Donegal to know about the free Adviceline service and to use the service so that we can help people with asthma and/or COPD feel well, keep their asthma under control, and live full lives, symptom-free,” said Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society. “Our asthma specialist nurses work through every aspect of life with asthma: what to do in the event of an asthma attack, answering questions after a GP or consultant appointment, dealing with triggers that may be causing asthma to escalate, and helping you put together an Asthma Action Plan to self-manage your condition. After speaking to one of our nurses, you’ll be fully equipped with the information and skills you need to improve your health.”The free Asthma and COPD Adviceline is available on 1800 44 54 64.Callers can book an appointment by calling the free phone number between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. A call-back appointment with an experienced specialist respiratory nurse specialist will be scheduled for a time and day that suits the caller.Only one call from Donegal to free Asthma and COPD helpline was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 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:asthmacopdlast_img read more

first_imgGardaí are investigating the theft of three electrical poles from the roadside in Dungloe last week.Thieves ripped three large poles from the ground at Croaghnashallog, Dungloe, sometime between 29th November and 2nd December.One structure measured 12m and two larger 14m poles were taken in the incident. Gardaí are appealing to the public to report any suspicious activity they may have seen during this time. If anyone saw the poles being removed or being transported, or they have any more information, please contact Milford Garda Station on 074 91 53060. Garda probe after thieves ripped ESB poles from roadside was last modified: December 10th, 2019 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)last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal today underwent a knee surgery at a city hospital here after suffering the injury early this month, which got aggravated during the Rio Olympics. “Saina Nehwal has sustained an intra-articular injury (inside the joint) to her right knee. A small fragment of bone has separated from her patella (knee cap bone),” said Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head Centre for Sports Medicine, Director Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. “This displaced fragment is causing her impingement and pain. Saina has undergone arthroscopic surgery this morning and is back in her room,” he added. Saina had lost in the Group stage after suffering a straight game defeat against Ukraines Marija Ulitina in the second match. She later revealed that she had an inflammation on her right knee. Saina had to be administered a dexamethasone injection after the opening round match to curb the pain but it didnt have desired results. PTI ATK CM AHlast_img read more

first_imgATHENS – There’s a change of guard in the boardroom at Panathinaikos FC. Manos Mavrokoukoulakis takes over the “greens” presidency, replacing outgoing club executive and former Panathinaikos player, Vasilis Konstantinou.“Panathinaikos FC is pleased to announce that Mr. Manos Mavrokoukoulakis, as of today, takes his post as President of the Board of Directors and and the CEO of the club, in the place of resigned President Vasilis Constantinou, “the official Panathinaikos FC announcement says and continues:” Panathinaikos FC thanks Mr. Konstantinou for his multifaceted contributions to the management of the team over the last seven years. The outgoing president of the club has faithfully served from many management posts the club, during a time when the club has experienced many joys but also some hardships. Vasilis Konstantinou’s relationship with Panathinaikos started decades ago and his resignation today from the Board of Directors completes results in an amicable end to an administrative cycle in his career. The administration of Panathinaikos FC wishes Mr. Konstantinou joy and success in the future in whatever his next chapter may be” the announcement  concludes.The outgoing president and CEO of the “greens”, said: “After 1.5 years as President of the Board of Directors, of Panathinaikos FC and after serving for a few months as CEO of the club, I would like to inform you that I have resigned my position as chairman of the board and CEO of the club effective immediately. The reasons for my resignation are purely personal and have to do with my decision to seek election as a municipal councilor in the Municipality of Maroussi “, he says and continues,” The positions I held at Panathinaikos FC until today require a full time commitment and total dedication, so given my desire to test my abilities in the political arena, I could not dutifully fulfill my obligations to Panathinaikos. I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, club owner, Mr. Giannis Alafouzos, for the trust and support he has shown me over the years on the Board of Directors of the club. Moreover, I thank all the current and past members of the board for the cooperation we have had. Panathinaikos is going through a difficult period, but I am convinced that the club will return to its rightful place, at the top,” he concluded.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham captain Noble has no regrets leaving Arsenalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham captain Mark Noble says he’s never regretted turning down an offer from Arsenal.The midfielder revealed that he decided not to extend his contract as a boy with Arsenal.“If things had gone differently for me, I could have actually ended up an Arsenal player,” he wrote in his column with the London Evening Standard.“I was nine years old, playing for my local junior side and already a West Ham fan when a scout, Ronnie Joyce, took me over to Arsenal.“Liam Brady was there, overseeing their academy, and I really enjoyed it. The facilities were great, but from my house in Canning Town over to north London was a nightmare journey for my dad.”I’ve never regretted (leaving) that decision for a moment, but the one thing I would say about Arsenal are a club I have always admired,” he said.“They are a class act, even down to small details like the away changing room, and their business model is also incredible.“Compared to the other London clubs, I do feel they have an advantage in attracting players, especially from abroad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img Projected SEC East champion Georgia comes in third, followed by Michigan, which Athlon has edging out Ohio State. The Buckeyes come in at No. 5.Athlon takes Alabama over Clemson, in part due to college football history proving how hard it is to go back-to-back.From the Top 25, on the Crimson Tide and Clemson:Although Clemson is one of the favorites to win it all in 2019, history isn’t on their side. Only one team (Alabama) has won back-to-back national titles since the start of the BCS era. But with Lawrence and a talented cast of playmakers in place on offense, along with a standout defense, the Tigers have all of the necessary pieces to reverse that trend.[…]The last image of Alabama in the 2018 college football season was a blowout loss at the hands of Clemson in the national championship. Defeats like the one the Crimson Tide suffered in Santa Clara simply don’t happen under coach Nick Saban’s watch. But after another offseason of coaching changes, Alabama is poised for another run at the national championship – the sixth during Saban’s tenure.Here is the Top 25 list:AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaMichiganOhio StateOklahomaLSUFloridaNotre DameTexas A&MTexasWashingtonUtahPenn StateOregonMichigan StateNebraskaIowaWisconsinAuburnSyracuseUCFMizzouIowa StateVirginiaFor the full write-ups, head over to Athlon Sports. A closeup of Alabama quarterback Tua TagovailoaTUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 17: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in action against the Citadel Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We still have the entire summer to go before the 2019 college football season kicks off. The preseason rankings continue to roll in from various outlets.This week, famed preseason magazine Athlon Sports unveiled its rankings. They put together a detailed Top 25, along with predictions for the major conference winners.The top two programs, per Athlon, look very familiar. This year, it has Alabama coming in at No. 1, followed by Clemson.Athlon has the Crimson Tide once again winning the SEC, followed by another national title for Nick Saban.last_img read more

first_imgAs thousands throughout the province prepare for another season of lobstering, I want to urge them to keep safety top of mind. Fishing generates thousands of good jobs in the province, but it is physically demanding and sometimes dangerous work. Boats are often loaded with traps and other gear. As the people working these boats know, space can be very limited on deck and crew need to work around the piled-high gear. It is crucial to ensure the load is stable and properly secured. While I understand wearing personal flotation devices (PFD) may not always be comfortable for doing the job, the newer PFD vests are more comfortable, and wearing one is a good habit to get into, especially on Dumping Day. As a former lobster fisherman, safety was extremely important to me. As PFD technology improved, I requested that my crewmembers always wore one, especially on Dumping Day. It is not enough to have thousands of dollars of safety gear onboard. Sometimes things happen without warning and wearing a life vest can prevent a tragedy. New technology has resulted in life preservers that are specially designed for fishing crews to wear while working. They are light-weight vests that automatically inflate and upright a person when they hit the water. Nova Scotia has a long history of making a living on the water and as a result we’ve had our share of tragedies. One tragedy is one too many. For more information on fishing safety initiatives, visit the Fisheries Safety Association website at -30-last_img read more

first_imgMarkets began the week on a strong note and registered new lifetime highs on June 3. They surrendered some of the gains on the same day and all of it and a little more by the end of the week to register minor losses. The four-day trading week saw BSE Sensex close at 39615.90 points – a loss of 98.30 points or 0.25 per cent, while NIFTY closed at 11,870.65 points – a loss of 52.15 points or 0.44 per cent. The closing levels do not give the sense of trading volatility that happened during the week. The high made during the week was 40,312.07 points and the low 39,279.47 points. The swing was 1,033 points and the close reflected a mere change of 98 points. Similarly, on the NIFTY, the high was 12,103.05 points and low 11,769.50 points, a range of 334 points and the net change 52 points. Also Read – A staunch allyThe broader indices saw the BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.52 per cent, 0.59 per cent and 0.68 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP lost 1.26 per cent and BSE SMALLCAP lost 1.41 per cent. Dow Jones had a stellar week with it gaining a massive 1,168.90 points or 4.71 per cent to close at 25,983.94 points. The US FED has indicated that they would be cutting interest rates and they could go down all the way to zero in time to come. RBI cut interest rates on expected lines by the customary 25 basis points. Repo rate is now 5.75 per cent and it is at its lowest level since 2010. What is important to note is that the stance has been changed from neutral to accommodative and this indicates that more cuts could follow. Also Read – Cuban pathosIt is on the NBFC front that not much has happened and while the contentious circular struck down by Supreme Court maintains its spirit, the same looks mildly different in reading. The crux of the problem being faced by NBFC’s is that they have been lending to riskier propositions and charging higher rates of interest and trying to maximise profits. In this process, they have been taking risks far greater than what even banks would take when lending to lower-rated borrowers. When issues emerge in the market place, it first affects the lower-rated clients and this is what has happened. Another issue that has cropped up with the housing finance NBFC’s is their exposure to bulk loans and developers. With a slowdown in the realty space, they are stuck with no rotation of their loans and the developer not able to pay up as he is not having sales of property. It truly is a ‘catch 22’ situation. A piece of good news for the market is that monsoon has hit Kerala coast on Saturday. It would take maybe 7 to 10 days to hit the financial capital of the country, but the event is now on course. The progress of the monsoon would now be a talking point and one would see the electronic media using this as a discussion point on a daily basis. They then talk of sectors the monsoon would impact and so on. Most fund managers are advocating that the next leg of the rally would see midcap and Smallcap stocks outperforming the large-cap stocks. While this may seem logical, the current scenario is such that action continues in the large-cap stocks only. It is yet to percolate to the small and midcap sectors. With results season over, Cabinet formation completed, focus would now be on the budget to be presented in less than a month. While the government has made overtures to the opposition on conducting business and the smooth passage of bills in the house, it needs to be soon how they reciprocate. Coming to the week ahead, one would see markets remaining choppy and volatile. There would be sharp bouts of rise and fall as a significant segment of people believe everything is priced in and there is no reason for markets to rise. When there is buying, this leads to short covering and bulls have their say. Similarly, when nothing happens and markets become listless, they tend to fall. This is when bears take the upper hand. This would continue with markets remaining in a broad range. Buy on dips and sell on rallies. There will be plenty of such opportunities. (Arun Kejriwal is the founder of Kejriwal Research and Investment Services. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more