Armed Men Allegedly Poison New Georgia Well

first_imgResidents in New Georgia on Somalia Drive Road have alleged that some unknown individuals are poisoning wells and hand pumps “to kill [them] in the name of Ebola.”Mr. Franklin Friday, who spoke to the Daily Observer, reported that at about 4 a.m. Monday, August 4, they saw two gigantic individuals (unknown), armed with guns, using a medical syringe and attempting to drop a liquid substance into the well that is being used by thousands of homes in the area.As a result, Mr. Friday noted that people in the community are afraid, because he said many people are dying from these deadly acts and claiming that it is “Ebola.”According to him, after noticing the unusual acts by these individuals, they immediately contacted their lawmaker (Rep. Saah Joseph) to look in the matter.When Rep. Joseph arrived, he brought along with him some officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and instructed them to lock the  well and contact other relevant government agencies to conduct testing on these wells. If proven to be contaminated, the community will launch a serious investigation into the matter.Also speaking, Buston Kolliegbo, who resides in the area, said that the Ebola issues have become so alarming that the whole nation has been affected economically and socially.  There is a complete breakdown of citizens’ health care because of the different ways in which the problem is being tackled.“Nobody is having exact information as to the diagnosis and everybody is confused. So the [well poisoning] incident that happened yesterday at the [New Georgia] junction is a wakeup call on the government, especially the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), to test the water in every well,” Kolliegbo suggested.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community Events for the weekend of February 20th

first_imgThursday, Feb 18, 2010 – Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  08.00 PM – 11.00 PMCease & Desist @ JD Fitzgerald’sJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic Below is a of all the community events taking place in Fort St. John and the North Peace.  The information has been provided by the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre Friday, Feb 19, 2010  04.00 PMShare the Excitement @ the Lido TheatreLido TheatreFilm , Sports & Fitness Sunday, Feb 21, 2010 02.00 PM – 04.00 PMSongwriters’ CircleThe Rabbit Hole/Retro RelicsMusic Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  11.00 AMNEBC Midget Flyers vs SISEC SelectsTaylor ArenaSports & Fitness Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  07.00 PMTravscendLido TheatreMusic , Art & Culture – Advertisement – Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  10.00 AM – 03.00 PMIce Carving WorkshopMuseumConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Monday, Feb 15, 2010 – Friday, Feb 26, 2010 NP Care Centre Senior Olympics–Celebration ,Sports & Fitnesscenter_img Friday, Feb 19, 2010  12.00 PM – 04.00 PMPro Bono Law of BC SeminarStonebridge HotelConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  07.00 PM – 10.00 PMThe Vagina MonologuesNorth Peace Cultural CentreFundraiser ,Theatre & Performances Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  08.00 PMHuskies vs Beaverlodge BladesNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Monday, Feb 15, 2010 – Friday, Feb 26, 2010 Olympic Lunch HourVisitor CentreCommunity Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  01.00 PM – 04.00 PMHeritage Makers Open House–Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Market Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  05.00 PMCharity Texas Hold’em Poker TournamentNorth Peace Cultural CentreFundraiser Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 – Sunday, Feb 21, 2010  08.00 AM – 07.00 PMFSJ House League Indoor Soccer TournamentBert Bowes Jr. Secondary SchoolSports & Fitness Saturday, Feb 20, 2010  05.00 PMKing’s Kids Inspirational ProgramFSJ Presbyterian ChurchChildren & Family , Music ,Theatre & Performanceslast_img read more

Rescue teams sharpen skills as storm heads for the region

first_imgThe students then watched rescuers on personal watercraft zoom through the water. Inflatable rescue boats were the last stop. Fire officials stressed that rescue conditions aren’t like the picture-perfect ones at Castaic Lake on Wednesday. “People need to realize when they go into the flood control channel, they are not only endangering their lives but also the lives of all rescuers,” said Jason Hurd, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. Fast-moving water filled with debris such as cars, couches and shopping carts makes a dangerous situation even more treacherous. “It’s muddy. It’s cold. It’s dirty,” Chapman said. “You usually get sick afterwards.” If you do fall into a storm channel, firefighters say you should try to float on your back and point your feet down river. Once you have been spotted, you should not shout, which will help you conserve energy, they said. Megan Badovinac, an eighth-grader at La Mesa Junior High School in Canyon Country, said she got the message to stay out of the water. “It’s really dangerous, things like this,” the 13-year-old Canyon Country resident said. Hannah Langley, an eighth-grader at Arroyo Seco Middle School in Valencia, said no one should go into a channel. “It’s not worth it,” said Hannah, 13, of Santa Clarita. The students were given county public service announcements and videos titled “No Way Out” and “Danger! Debris Flow” to share with their classmates. The county’s campaign also focuses on the dangers of flash floods, mudslides or debris flows in areas burned in the recent wildfires. jerry.berrios@dailynews.com 661-257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – About 100 firefighters, lifeguards and other emergency responders from the Los Angeles area sharpened their water-rescue skills Wednesday at Castaic Lake. County officials used the exercise to get out their “Stay Away & Stay Alive!” message, urging people – especially children – to stay out of flood control channels and local urban rivers, particularly during the rainy season. The message comes ahead of a storm expected later tonight that weather officials say could drop between 2 and 5 inches of rain through Sunday. “Stay away from the rivers to stay alive,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Derrick Chapman said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLocal swift water rescue teams respond to an average of 100 calls per year, with children ages 5 to 15 comprising the majority of those rescues. The event was organized by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in conjunction with the county’s Office of Education and Department of Public Works. More than a dozen students from Santa Clarita middle schools watched as a Blackhawk helicopter hovered over a portion of the lake and dropped a wire with an orange capture ball in the water. The rescuer and victim hooked onto it and the rescuer used hand signals to communicate with the individuals in the helicopter. They were pulled out of the water and then dropped onshore. Several of the students captured the dramatic mock rescues on their camera phones before they got sprayed with sand from the helicopter’s powerful rotors. last_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgDONEGAL GAA RESULTSDonegal NorthU16 Division 1 Championship Group 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Sep-2014 Fanad Gaels 1 – 13 2 – 8 Moville Fanad Gaels PortsalonU16 Division 2 Championship Finals Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Sep-2014 Burt 6 – 6 1 – 10 Glenfin Burt-Hibernian Park shield quarter final26-Sep-2014 Milford 1 – 10 1 – 7 Malin Moyle Park Milford shield quarter final26-Sep-2014 Cloughaneely 4 – 9 1 – 5 Glenswilly Cloughaneely Championship semi finalU16 Division 1 Championship Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 26-Sep-2014 Gaoth Dobhair 3 – 7 3 – 6 Naomh Padraig Muff O Donnell Park-Letterkenny PlayoffU16 Division 2 Championship FinalsDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment26-Sep-2014 Letterkenny Gaels 1 – 5 0 Robert Emmets Pairc Na nGael-Letterkenny shield quarter final 26-Sep-2014 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 2 – 12 0 – 12 Carndonagh Pairc Colmcille Newton Championship semi final26-Sep-2014 St Eunans 3 – 10 1 – 5 Red Hughs Errigal College Pitch L-Kenny shield quarter finalU13 Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Red Hughs 1 – 5 0 Termon Crossroads24-Sep-2014 Glenfin 3 – 16 0 – 4 Moville Pairce TaobhoigeU16 Division 1 Championship Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Naomh Padraig Muff 4 – 9 2 – 12 Gaoth Dobhair MuffU13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Malin 3 – 4 2 – 13 Glenswilly Malin24-Sep-2014 Letterkenny Gaels 0 – 7 6 – 18 Gaoth Dobhair Pairc Na nGael-Letterkenny24-Sep-2014 Burt 2 – 14 1 – 16 St Eunans B Burt-Hibernian Park24-Sep-2014 Convoy 4 – 6 2 – 7 St Michaels ConvoyU16 Division 1 Championship Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Fanad Gaels 0 – 14 1 – 8 Buncrana Fanad Gaels PortsalonU16 Division 1 Championship Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Sep-2014 Termon 0 1 – 5 St Michaels The Burn RoadU16 Division 1 Championship Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment23-Sep-2014 Buncrana 2 – 6 1 – 7 Convoy Scarvey-BuncranaDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 13 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Naomh Conaill 3 – 16 1 – 6 Naomh Naille Naomh Connaill Semi-final, extra time to be played if necessaryUnder 13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Sep-2014 Dungloe 2 – 12 2 – 8 Naomh Ultan Ardara Semi-final, extra time to be played if necessaryALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: September 28th, 2014 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:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more

TD says new zero-tolerance drink driving bill needs to be “rural proofed”

first_imgGalway TD Sean Canney has spoken out against Transport Minister Shane Ross’ new drink driving bill which could see first-time offenders and ‘morning after’ drink drivers disqualified.Minister Ross’ Road Traffic Amendment Bill suggests that anyone caught with between 50 and 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of blood should be automatically banned from driving.Under current legislation, if a person is between 80 and 100 mg per 100 ml they get a six-month disqualification. If they are between 50 and 80 mg per 100 ml, they can choose to accept three penalty points. As it takes 12 penalty points for a six-month disqualification, someone could potentially drink drive (50 to 80mg per 100ml) FOUR times before facing any consequences.Minister Ross’ Bill instead proposes a three-month disqualification in place of a “relatively trivial” three penalty points.Speaking in the Dáil, Independent Alliance TD Canney spoke of how he fears the Bill will “isolate” those in rural areas.“I think this bill goes too far, I think we need to look at it, we need to balance it up, and we also need to have more discussion about how this bill will affect rural Ireland and how we can see it being rural proofed and how we can make sure we don’t isolate more and more people. “I do believe that the laws we have at the moment are sufficient.“Maybe the penalties applicable to 50mg to 80mg should be looked at but I think we inadvertently create laws which can be counter-productive and I do believe this one would be.”While tabling the bill, Minister Ross says that those who believe the new bill will cripple people’s social lives in rural Ireland are “missing the point”.“We want to save lives in rural Ireland… The fundamental mistake of those critics who say that this Bill will damage rural Ireland is that they are conflating two very different issues,” Minister Ross said in the Dáil.“One is drink-driving, which is a public safety issue, and an issue on which I want to protect the public everywhere, in all areas, rural and urban. The other and entirely separate issue is the problem of social isolation in rural Ireland. These two issues are different and those who would treat them as one issue do a disservice to both.” “We talk of a need for culture change in regard to drink-driving, and rightly so. We cannot expect a change if the law itself does not step up to the mark,” concluded Minister Ross.The Bill is currently going through the House of the Oireachtas, and Minister Ross believes that it will be passed by the Dáil.TD says new zero-tolerance drink driving bill needs to be “rural proofed” was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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)Tags:Billdrink drivingminister rosssean canneyshane rosslast_img read more

Inbound Marketing and Sales Alignment Lessons from HubSpot

first_imgHubSpot’s SVP of Sales and Services Mark Roberge discusses the importance of inbound marketing and sales alignment and how companies can make the customer’s buying process a more seamless experience.Inbound Marketing and Sales Alignment: Lessons from HubSpotEditor’s note: This article has been adapted from the OpenView Labcast “Sales and Marketing: The HubSpot Way”. Today’s customers want their buying process to be as seamless as possible. Inbound marketing and sales alignment is no longer simply a competitive advantage — it’s something they expect.As inbound marketing becomes a more relied-upon method of generating sales and revenues for businesses, it’s becoming more apparent that it’s a branch of operations that is anything but insular. The right marketing strategy in today’s online business environment can have a huge impact on — and require coordination with — many aspects of a company, from sales and lead generation to the overall customer experience and beyond. Inbound marketing and sales alignment is key.As marketing has evolved, so has its relationship with sales, forcing representatives to find new means of maintaining their value as employees. In this Q&A, HubSpot SVP of Sales and Services Mark Roberge discusses the link between inbound marketing and sales, and how startup and expansion-stage businesses can improve coordination and the overall working relationship between these separate operations.OpenView: The term inbound marketing seems to be everywhere these days, and that’s thanks in large part to HubSpot, a company that has become synonymous with it. Can you give us a quick breakdown of HubSpot and its role in the rise of inbound marketing?Mark RobergeMark Roberge: About five or six years ago, we had done a thesis at MIT about the changing buying patterns of prospects and folks out there in the marketplace due to the advent of the Internet, and how it was misaligned with the way that sales and marketing teams were going to market. At the time, we coined the term inbound marketing. It all came from this thesis that we had done at the Institute.The basis of it was the majority of folks were going to market by doing cold calls, or going to trade shows, or buying lists for direct mail or email marketing, and trying to pound down the walls of their potential prospects to get in the door. The effectiveness of those techniques was significantly decreasing.OV: One of the big arguments for making strong inbound marketing materials available is that today’s customers are becoming more sophisticated in doing their own research ahead of buying decisions. Are your sales reps seeing more educated consumers at the point of first contact?MR: We talk a lot here at HubSpot about the transition in marketing. We don’t talk as much about the transition in sales, but the same online trends have triggered a similar transition within the sales process. Go back 10 or 15 years ago, if you were evaluating security software vendors, you probably had to go to a show. You had to read CTO Magazine and see who was out there. You had to talk to a salesperson just to figure out the price and the features and how it compared to the other vendors out there.Today, it’s a very different story. Today, you can get all that information online — just go to the website. You can do a Google search for security software firms and financial services, and pick off the first five that are listed. Google is pretty good at figuring out who the top players are. A lot of folks are using that as a first step in their vendor choices. Often, you go to their website and actually try their product for free. I mean, what value does the salesperson bring in that whole process? It has really caused sales folks to have to step up, to be much more consultative in their processes.OV: How has HubSpot’s sales team embraced the change?MR: As an example, when you join HubSpot as a salesperson you do no sales training for the first two weeks. You actually start your own blog. You start doing inbound marketing on the HubSpot platform. You get 100 people to subscribe to your blog. You start generating conversions and subscribers. You’re out there on Twitter getting followers. You live and breathe the feeling of an inbound marketer.When our folks finally connect with their prospects, usually that person could have been following us for three or four months. They could have consumed over 100 pages on our website. They’re pretty educated. Now they’re looking for that deeper level of education. If our salesperson is able to get in there and answer their detailed questions about how to write a successful blog article and how to actually run a successful social media campaign, they’re going to be successful.The Most Creative B2B Marketing Tactics Onlinethe most creative B2B marketing tactics onlineFor more advice on how to stand out, compete, and connect in today’s competitive marketplace read OpenView’s report, “Above and B2B-eyond: A Look at the Creative Marketing Tactics Leading B2B Technology Companies Are Using Online.” The report highlights 10 successful, outside-the-box B2B marketing tactics used by such companies as Salesforce.com, Eloqua, and HubSpot that have helped separate these companies from the competition. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more