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Credible reports reaching the Daily Observer say that some aggrieved students of Cestos High School in Rivercess County yesterday morning stormed the county administration building to express their anger and frustration, chanting, “No renovation, no school, no By-Election.”Cestos High is the only Senior High School operating in the county of nearly 20,000 inhabitants.According to the reports, the students broke doors, windows, chairs and other furniture in the administrative building housing the Superintendent’s compound..Mr. Jacob Kouviakoe, education consultant in the county, reported that the demonstrators first congregated outside the school building before expanding their activities into other parts of Cestos City, the capital of Rivercess County.Their protest comes about two weeks to the holding of a By-Election for the vacant seat created as a result of the then District #2 Representative Francis Paye winning the county senatorial spot at the special senatorial election last December. Mr. Kouviakoe, who spoke yesterday with this newspaper via mobile phone from the county said the students also turned their anger on Senator Paye who they claimed had not done enough to convince authorities at the Ministry of Education to fulfill their promises to renovate the building. “I think the point the students are trying to make is that the county authority is responsible for the government’s failure to renovate their building,” said the county’s education consultant, while at the same time condemning the students’ action.He put the cost of the damage done to the building at approximately US$35,000.Within the past two years, said Kouviakoe, authorities at the Ministry conducted a feasibility study of the building and put the cost of renovation at US$68,000 which, according to him, they have failed to provide for the renovation work.“We met with authorities of the Ministry and we agreed that they were going to provide the money to start the renovation work, but up to present, nothing has been done in that direction. And, the building is leaking badly. Everything there has been destroyed as a result of exposure to rain,” Kouviakoe lamented.“Look, my brother, if you were here I think you would have joined the protest because nobody, even those Ministers, would have allowed their children to learn under such deplorable conditions. It is troubling, especially with the rainy season at hand. If nothing is done, I fear, there will be no learning for them this year.”According to Kouviakoe, the demonstrators picked up Senator Paye from his house and took him to the school, apparently to see the condition under which they were learning.He did not say whether the aggrieved students destroyed anything at Senator Paye’s house.Mr. Kouviakoe also said police assigned in the county managed to prevent the students from entering some of the banks that are housed at the administrative building by responding with pepper spray.When the crowd took to the streets, their anger swelled. Students shouted, “We are not going to allow the By-Election if our school building is not renovated.”“Some held placards and others were heard saying we will not stop until our school building is renovated.” Their action prevented normal activities from taking place in Cestos city, as the angry students blocked roads in the city. “It is not fair,” said Mr. Kouviakoe. “The delay is an embarrassment to our school and a disservice to the student population.”Just before the day ended, the police gained control of the crowd and managed to arrest a student who is believed to be the leader of the demonstration, Mr. Kouviakoe reported.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Garbage collection in Fort St. John should get back on schedule this week.That’s the message from Waste Management, who released a statement today apologizing for delays over the holidays, and saying regualr garbage pick-up should resume this week.The company says all garbage will be picked up, on your regular collection day. – Advertisement –
Saudi Arabia is concerned that the conference will corner it into a high-profile meeting with the Israelis without assurances that Israel will address the most difficult issues of the peace process, such as the borders of a Palestinian state, the status of east Jerusalem and the future of millions of Palestinian refugees.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsEgypt insisted Thursday that Annapolis could mark a major breakthrough. Mubarak’s spokesman Suleiman Awad said the Bush administration was “achieving progress that will pave the way to the establishment of the two states and an independent Palestinian state within the next year and before the end of Bush’s term.” “This is a commitment for a timetable that we hear for the first time,” he told reporters as Mubarak, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met. He said the three leaders agree that “the conference gives a large space for optimism.” Awad said Annapolis would launch “serious peace negotiations according to a timetable and with an agreed upon follow-up mechanism” – all top demands of Saudi Arabia. The United States is pushing for Saudi Arabia, which unlike Jordan and Egypt has no peace agreement or diplomatic relations with Israel, to send its foreign minister. President George W. Bush spoke Tuesday by telephone with Saudi King Abdullah. SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt – Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians sought Thursday to persuade skeptical Arab nations to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, insisting it could open the door to a Palestinian state in the next year. Saudi Arabia and Syria remain the most important holdouts. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak held a minisummit with the leaders of Jordan and the Palestinians in this Red Sea resort, bringing together the strongest Arab supporters of next week’s conference in Annapolis, Md. So far, Saudi Arabia and Syria have appeared unconvinced the conference will bring significant peace commitments from Israel. The Saudis want a firm timetable for negotiations on the important issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while the Syrians are pressing for Annapolis to address the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Late Thursday, foreign ministers and two ambassadors from countries on the Arab League’s peace initiative committee began informal meetings in Cairo. The talks are expected to chisel a unified Arab stand on the Annapolis conference that would be endorsed today at an official League meeting.
A man who was found asleep in his car with a large bag of drugs at his feet has been ordered to complete community service.Ruairi Holmes was found by Gardai on the outskirts of Letterkenny on April 20th, 2013.They had been alerted to him after he narrowly swerved to miss an off-duty detective at Bonagee. He had a strong smell of alcohol off his breath, had two small bags of cannabis in the car and upon a further search, a bag containing 300 tablets was found in the footwell of the car.The 23 year old was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and the drugs were later examined and found to be diazepam.Solicitor for Holmes, of 34 Hillhead, Castlefin, said it was not a case that his client was selling the drugs for commercial gain.Kieran Dillon had told the court previously the acccused and his friends had been partying and they pooled their money together to get the tablets.Holmes went and got the drugs which cost 50p each in Northern Ireland.Mr Dillon said his client had turned his life completely around and had not come to the attention of the Gardai for more than 18 months.He was now a stable-hand at a premises in Co Fermanagh who had shown to have a considerable talent in “breaking horses.”He had actually taken ground close to his home in Castlefinn and broke horses there at weekends.He asked Judge Kelly to allow his client to continue to stay on the straight and narrow.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until yesterday to hear a probation report on Holmes.He said the probation report read favourably of Holmes and he reduced a charge of dangerous driving to careless driving and fined him €150 and ordered him to do 60 hours community service after finding him guilty under the Misuse of Drugs Act.MAN FOUND ASLEEP IN CAR WITH BAG OF DRUGS AVOIDS JAIL was last modified: March 18th, 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:asleepcarcourtdonegaldrugsGardaiRuairi Holmes
Portsalon Golf News.Sean Mc Gettigan Golf Classic.It’s here on Saturday 30th July the most talked about and eagerly awaited golfing classics of the year as Portsalon Golf Club stages the Sean Mc Gettigan Open Golf Classic. Apart from playing on the golden ‘’Banks’’ of the Portsalon course, entry into this competition includes one of the finest meals one could ever imagine with a wide variety of fish and meats to satisfy the taste of all who participate. Sean has gone to the extreme to ensure that everyone’s taste will be satisfied on the day. The event is a team of four any combination and tee times are available so make sure that you are included in this magnificent event both golfing and feasting. To ensure your place in this exciting event contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com for your tee time. Captains DayPreparations are well underway for the 2011 Captains Prize at Portsalon Golf Club. Captains Day will be played on Saturday 6th August . A time sheet is in operation for this major golfing event. Contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com for your tee time.Lady Captains DayMarie Gilligan’s Lady Captains prize was staged on Saturday last playing in ideal weather conditions the winner of the ladies section was Mary Barrett. Also on Saturday the Lady Captain had a special event for the gent members and the winner was Pat Greene with 41 points, 2nd Sam Faulkner 39 points, Gross Pascal Cullen, 3rd Noel Gillespie 38 points. The CSS was 36 points. The Captain Donal Callaghan thanked the Lady Captain for all her assistance and held during the year. ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open staged on 20th July was Tommy Mc Intyre (18) 39 points, 2nd D P Logue (5) 39 points, Gross Jordan Graham (3) SPA 29 points 3rd Sean Mc Cormack (18) 37 points. The CSS was 36 points. The winner of the open competition staged on Sunday 24th was Martin Shields (17) 44 points, 2nd Donal Callaghan (18) 41 points, Gross Pascal Culllen, 3rd Anthony Toland 37 points. The CSS was 37 pointsEventsOn Saturday 30th the tee is reserved for the Sean Mc Gettigan Golf Classic On Sunday 31st July at Portsalon Golf Club there is a member’s competition. The first tee is reserved on Wednesday 3rd August for the Fanad United Golf Classic. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.Match Play Members who are due to have their match played should note that in the event of the matches not being played by the due date a draw will take place to determine who proceeds to the next round.Team newsThe Portsalon Donegal League team under the leadership of John Logue will play Ballyliffen golf club in the first leg semi final match on Friday evening 29th July at Portsalon Golf club. The first tee will be reserved from 3 pm. To 4 p.m.The next outing for the over 50’s team will a semi final match against Ballybofey . Club Captain Donal Callaghan is the leader of this team and we await confirmation of dates for this match. On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 27th, 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)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Notes
With just one week to go until the deadline for submissions on the Corporate Plan, Donegal County Council is urging community groups, organisations, businesses and members of the public to have their say on what they think the Council should be focusing on over the next 5 years.Speaking this week Anne Marie Conlon Communications Officer with the Council stated that “the Corporate Plan will set out the strategic direction of the Council over the next 5 years.”“To help us in preparing this plan we would like to hear the views and opinions of the public on what they believe are the key areas that the Council should focus on.” Donegal County Council provides a wide range of services from Planning services to Roads services to Housing services to Library and Cultural services.The Council also has a pivotal role in promoting economic, social and community development and in harnessing Donegal’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of the entire community.To help groups, organisations and members of the public make submissions to the plan, Donegal County Council has prepared a short information leaflet setting out how you can have your say. The deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday 20 February 2015.For more information visit www.donegalcoco.ie , find Donegal County Council on Facebook or Twitter or send your submissions directly to firstname.lastname@example.org JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON COUNCIL’S CORPORATE PLAN was last modified: February 13th, 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:councilPublic
DDTV: Irish Dancing World Champion Gavin Shevlin received a rapturous reception at his homecoming ceremony at the Glenswilly GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday evening. Eighteen year-old Gavin beat off stiff competition form around the world when he competed in Montreal at the World Irish Dancing Championships. Gavin performed a number of jigs for the large crowd in attendance and wowed onlookers with his incredible range of dancing.To see Gavin’s moves simply click play on the video above and enjoy.Thanks to Geraldine Diver for the video.Well done Gavin. DDTV: WATCH IRISH DANCING WORLD CHAMPION GAVIN PERFORM AT HIS HOMECOMING CELEBRATION was last modified: April 8th, 2015 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:DDTVEntertainmentFeaturesGAVIN SHEVLINIrish Dancing World Championnews
“The recently announced executive appointments combined with the project management capabilities already existent within Seacom position us as a fully fledged telecoms player,” Herlihy said. “We are able to meet the African market’s urgent requirements for cheap and readily available bandwidth within less than a year.” Seacom is also currently also trying to expedite the cable construction in an attempt to assist with the broadcasting requirements of the Fifa Confederations Cup, which South Africa will host in June 2009. “Our manufacturing and deployment schedule is on target and we are confident that we will meet our delivery promises in what is today an incredibly tight market underpinned by sky-rocketing demand for new cables resulting in worldwide delivery delays.” Seacom, which is privately funded and over three-quarters African owned, will assist communication carriers in south and east Africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks via India and Europe. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The final splicing, which involves connecting all the cable sections together, is scheduled for April 2009, allowing for enough time to test the system before its commercial launch in June 2009. The cable will then be buried under the ocean bed with the help of a plough along the best possible route demarcated through the marine survey. The environmental impact assessment on the project is well advanced, with archaeological, marine and ecological studies having been completed. The company has also had social consultations with all affected parties. 15 August 2008 From October onwards, the first of three Reliance Class vessels will start laying the actual cable. The cable, including repeaters necessary to amplify the signal, will be stored in large tanks onboard the ships, while the branching units necessary to divert the cable to the planned landing stations will be connected into the cable path on the ship just prior to deployment into the sea. The laying of shore-end cables – the cable portions at shallow depths ranging from 15 to 50 metres, where large vessels cannot operate – will commence in September. Laying cables “We are very happy with the progress made over the past five months,” Seacom President Brian Herlihy said in a statement. System test In addition, some 10 000km of the fibre-optic cable has been manufactured to date in Japan and the USA, and project contractors Tyco Communications will begin shipping terrestrial equipment from this month onwards. SAinfo reporter The construction of Seacom’s 15 000km fibre-optic undersea cable, which will link southern and east Africa, Europe and south Asia, is on schedule and set to go live as planned in June 2009, the company said this week.