To the shock and outright disbelief by relatives and friends, lightning from a thunderstorm that struck the home of the Dorbor family in Lofa County on May 7, 2014 left four persons dead and one in critical condition.The fateful incident took place in Zeyeakpala Town about 12 miles from Zorzor City in Lofa County.The thunderstorm, which struck early Wednesday evening left a 68-year-old Youngor Dorbor Beyan dead instantly.One of the thunderstorm victims identified as Gibson Beyan is reported to be in a very critical condition in Zeyeakpala Town, Zorzor District in Lofa County.The thunderstorm, which started around 7:30pm immediately following a brief downpour of rain, struck the house, which hosted about eight persons. Other victims of the fatal thunderstorm strike included James Beyan husband of the late Youngor Dorbor, Wubu Beyan and Oscar Beyan, all of Zeyeakpala Town in the Zorzor District, Lofa County.According to Mr. J. Mamadee Dorbor, elder brother of Mrs. Youngor Dorbor Beyan, who spoke to the Daily Observer in Monrovia, his sister leaves to mourn her younger sister Mazu Zena, Arthur Dorbor, Augustine Dorbor, James Dorbor, Doris Dorbor, Philip Dorbor, Comfort Dorbor and host of other relatives in Liberia and abroad.As a result of the surprise break of the shocking thunderstorm story in Monrovia, relatives and friends of the dead persons have begun holding extensive meetings aimed at mobilizing resources and other funeral arrangements.Phone conversations with other relatives Thursday afternoon disclosed that one of the victims who was struck by the lightning was still sweating profusely to the amazement of the citizens and residents of Zeyeakpala Town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fast Gas in Dawson Creek was hit by an armed robbery Wednesday night.At approximately 11pm, two men with faces concealed by bandanas entered the Fast Gas, Mile 0 Service, robbing the store at gun point. The lone male clerk was confronted by the two armed men who produced what appeared to be handguns. The clerk was ordered to turn the lights off and lie on the floor. The thieves left with an disclosed amount of cash.Dawson Creek General Duty Members and the Police Services Dog Unit arrived moments later in response to a 911 emergency call from the store. Police obtained information which led to the identity of one of the suspects. A subsequent search of a residence in Dawson Creek resulted in the arrests of the two persons believed responsible for the robbery.- Advertisement -The two Dawson Creek residents, aged 18 and 19 years old, are currently in police custody and will appear before a Judicial Justice of the Peace or Provincial Court Judge later today. Their names are being withheld pending formal charges.The clerk was unharmed in the incident. On average there are less than 6 armed robberies a year in Dawson Creek.
Asked whether he will still be at Old Trafford in a few months’ time, Fellaini told Belgian website HUMO: “Honestly, I do not know.“I have something in my head but I cannot tell you. This is my tenth season in England. Except for the very first at Manchester, I only knew good times.“I’m still here. If Manchester did not want me anymore, they would have said that for a long time. They made a proposal, probably one will follow.“Whether I will accept it I do not know. You cannot arrange something like that in a jiffy.”Fellaini can begin talks with other clubs when the January transfer window opens in January and he could leave for nothing when his current contract expires in May.The Belgian international has discussed the situation with Jose Mourinho and he does not expect the lack of clarity over his future to affect his relationship with the Manchester United manager.He went on: “We talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players.”Fellaini has played nine league games this season and has scored three goals but he has been struggling with a knee injury he picked up playing for Belgium in a World Cup Qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina three months ago.He added: “The inner ligaments were hit. A month later I played against Chelsea and three weeks after that, against Brighton, I felt pain again. I decided not to take risks.“It is not an easy period, but good. That’s how it goes in football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgium manager Roberto Martinez selected Jose Fellaini, pictured here, for the game in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United star suffered strained knee ligaments inside half-an-hourMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Marouane Fellaini is mulling over his future at Manchester United but believes Jose Mourinho will respect his decision if he decides to leave.The 30-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the campaign and agreeing a new deal appears to be proving difficult.
On Monday Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev and Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Kokorin attacked two Russian trade ministry officials in an upscale Moscow cafe.Video footage showed one of the officials, Denis Pak, an ethnic Korean, being hit with a chair while eating a meal.“They started to mock (Pak’s) ethnicity” and assaulted him when he made a critical comment, Pak’s lawyer Gennadiy Udunyan told Russian state television. “He has a concussion.”Before the cafe assault the footballers attacked the driver of a television host and damaged her Mercedes in a separate incident on Monday. The driver was hospitalised with injuries and a criminal probe was opened.Public outrage quickly snowballed into a public shaming campaign on national television, which even published a list of Russian footballers who were convicted in the past.The Russian Premier League condemned Mamaev and Kokorin, saying they should face “severe” punishment.“The Russian Premier League expresses its outrage and strongly condemns their (players’) rowdy behaviour,” it said in a statement.“This act not only casts a shadow over the glorious names of FC Zenit and FC Krasnodar but all of Russian football.“We believe that those responsible should be punished in the most severe way. There is no place for hooligans in football!”– ‘Disgusting behaviour’ –Kremlin-controlled state television featured a host of industry representatives and commentators angrily slamming the attack.“I think law enforcement agencies will qualify this as hooliganism and punishment for this is quite severe — up to five years in prison,” Igor Lebedev, a member of the Russian Football Union’s executive committee, said in televised remarks.Russian Premier League club Krasnodar pledged to do everything to terminate Mamaev’s contract, while Zenit said Kokorin’s role in the incident was “disgusting”.“We are currently looking into how to terminate a contract with the player,” FC Krasnodar said.The club said Mamaev, 30, would have to pay “the largest possible fine” and would be barred from training with the first team for the time being.“What we saw in the video is outrageous,” it added.FC Zenit said Kokorin, 27, would be disciplined pending the outcome of the police investigation.“Zenit management and fans feel nothing but disappointment that one of the country’s most talented footballers behaved in a disgusting manner,” the club said.– ‘This is racism’ –Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin — “just like the whole country” — was aware of the incident and described the video as “rather unpleasant”.Sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev called the attack shameful.“This is racism against which FIFA wages an uncompromising fight,” he said in televised remarks.After the assault Pak and the other official, Sergei Gaisin, sought medical assistance before reporting the incident to the police.It is not the first time the players’ behaviour has raised eyebrows.Russia’s Football Union suspended the pair in July 2016 after a video emerged from a Monte Carlo nightclub where Mamaev and Kokorin allegedly spent $296,000 (258,000 euros) on a champagne-fuelled party following Euro 2016, where Russia flopped.Kokorin, who sat out this year’s World Cup with a knee injury, later apologised for his behaviour and was welcomed back into the national team.Mamaev last played for the national side at Euro 2016, when they finished bottom of their group.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zenit Saint Petersburg have said they will discipline Alexander Kokorin (L) © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Oct 9 – Disgraced Russian football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin could face up to five years in prison for assaulting a government official at a Moscow cafe, in a case that sparked outrage in Russia on Tuesday.The assault by the players — both former Russian internationals who have courted controversy in the past — has prompted the interior ministry to open a criminal probe while the Kremlin described the incident as “unpleasant”.
Bolstered by a property tax windfall in a surging housing market, Los Angeles County officials on Monday unveiled a $19.3 billion budget proposal designed to boost public safety and homeless services and improve nursing care at public hospitals. Skyrocketing home prices have allowed the county to restore some of the services it slashed during the state budget crisis that also hammered local governments. But officials cautioned they plan to take a conservative approach to growth so as not to be over-extended if the economy heads downward. “We have a strong, stable local economy, but we are still recovering from having to make critical service cuts in recent years, including closing jails and not hiring new deputies,” said David Janssen, the county’s chief administrative officer, as he unveiled the proposed budget for fiscal 2006-07. “We have been dependent on the \ market. It’s both negative and positive in a good market and it’s scary as hell if you look at what happened in 1991.” “We’ve been working for more than a year, trying to get community input into what the needs are – services and materials,” said Sorensen Library spokeswoman Nancy Mahr. “We’re going to build a new library that will be much larger.” Plans are still in the preliminary stages, and Mahr said the new library likely would be completed in spring 2008. Among the big-ticket programs are more than $40 million to reopen jails and $25 million to increase jail security. The plan also includes $12 million for a radio system to streamline communications between fire and law-enforcement personnel and $19.4 million to fulfill a federal mandate to beef up staffing at the county’s juvenile halls. The budget would fund nearly 3,000 employees in the critical areas of health, police and child welfare services – areas that advocates have long said face severe shortages. Janssen noted that one of the county’s most ambitious projects – a $100 million program to create five regional homeless facilities – isn’t included in the plan released Monday. Approved April 4 – after the document had been prepared – the homeless plan will be among the changes made before the Board of Supervisors finalizes the budget in June. Under the proposal, the Department of Children and Family Services, which is responsible for 38,000 children, would receive $16.6 million to hire 466 people. Los Angeles County is expected to bring in $557 million in new revenue in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Although there was an assumed growth of 8.5 percent in property tax revenue, 6.1 percent in vehicle license fees, and 3.5 percent in sales tax revenue, Janssen halved those estimates when he set spending projections to continue the county’s conservative spending plans. Still, taxpayer advocates said the county needs to look for every opportunity to save money. “Given the fact revenues are up, we would like to see more cost saving put into place in case the economy does turn down,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association. But Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said that’s exactly what county officials have been working to do. “This is a financially sound budget. Our ability to invest more to respond to the crisis in jails, the homeless, at the probation department, the health and department of children and family services… is a product of a decade of fiscal discipline,” Yaroslavsky said. “What this is is a down-payment on a meaningful and quantifiable improvement of services in the critical areas of health, public safety and child welfare.” Supervisor Michael Antonovich issued a statement saying he’d hoped that even more money would be allocated to reopening jails and beefing up the Sheriff’s Department. “The proposed budget ignores the Sheriff’s request for funding to fill positions at sheriff’s stations, $1.9 million dollars for additional positions in the homicide bureau and funding to increase the staff-to-inmate ratio at Mens Central Jail,” he said. An aide to Sheriff Lee Baca said the department was pleased with the budget proposal. “This is encouraging and it’s a step in the right direction in making our jails more secure, even safer,” said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Department of Health Services will get a $156 million boost to cover operational costs that include hiring more than 800 employees, half of them nurses. But the department still faces looming financial problems as it struggles to cover cost for indigent patients, more than two-thirds of the patient it serves. “We are still in a crisis mode but this is a step in the right direction,” said Efrain Munoz, the health department controller. The budget is actually 2.5 percent less than the $19.9 billion budget for the current fiscal year, Janssen said. He said the drop is the result of one-time expenditures this year, and most county departments will actually see spending increases next year. The budget will be presented to the Board of Supervisors today, with public hearings scheduled to begin May 1. email@example.com (818) 713-3741160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventJanssen said executives focused on improving four areas – public safety, health, children’s programs and homeless services – as they set priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget included money promised earlier this year by the county and long awaited by West Whittier residents to expand the tiny Sorensen Library, the county’s smallest library at a mere 1,048 square feet. The budget sets aside $7.5million for the expansion project. Since learning of the promised funding, residents have been meeting regularly with county library officials to discuss what they would like included in the library’s design. A support group, Friends of the Sorensen Library, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 11405 Rosehedge Drive.
GAA fans are up in arms after dozens of them received parking tickets in the post after the recent Senior League Final.The fans from both Ardara and Naomh Conaill (Glenties) got the shock €40 fines this week after the game at St.Eunan’s O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny in November12th last.The motorists were forced to park outside the ground after the St.Eunan’s car park filled up very quickly because of the huge crowd attending the game. A number of fans spoken to by Donegaldaily.com said the arrival of the fine in the post this week was the first they knew abut it.All of those we have spoken to are adamant that they never received a parking ticket on the day.Sources close to St.Eunan’s say they are not happy by the move as they have ben trying their best to attract the big games to the club ground.We understand that an announcement had been made before the game asking fans who had been doubled-parked close to the roundabout opposite the entrance to the ground to move their cars. Many of these cars were removed and no other announcement was made.One fan who received a parking fine said he was livid that Gardai had chosen to fine fans.“It was not a case that the road had been blocked. Yes, cars were parked up on footpaths but that has always been the case.“I for one never received any parking ticket on the day and I was shocked when I got the fine in the post this week.“It’s not the money as much as that annoys me. But it’s the fact that I could not have parked anywhere else. “There was a huge amount of cars trying to park. Personally I was parked on a very wide footpath. I could have parked on the road but I would have been blocking traffic and I didn’t want to do that.“I’m sure St.Eunan’s are annoyed by this because this heavy-handed approach by Gardai helps nobody,” he said.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGAA FANS OUTRAGED AFTER PARKING FINES FIASCO was last modified: December 11th, 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:ArdaraNaomh ConaillO’Donnell Parkparking ticketsSt Eunans
County Minor Championship Preliminary Round – Naomh Conaill 0-5 v Naomh Muire 1-11REPORT FROM NAOMH MUIRE: Naomh Muire Minors put in a good solid and physical performance away to Naomh Conaill in Glenties this evening to advance to a 1st round tie with Dungloe which will be played next week.Following a draw in the first match in the Banks last week where Naomh Conaill could be considered unlucky not to have left with a win…..Naomh Muire were in no mood for anything other than a win tonight and they dominated the match in all departments in a park that few teams leave without a battle and where the home record at this level is strong. Our young lads were always in control and led by 9 points at HT with the aid of a fair breeze.The second half which expected Naomh Conaill to go all out to recover their deficit saw Naomh Muire’s workrate and fitness come into play and they were able to control long passages of play even if scores didn’t come.The established and older lads such as Patrick Rodgers, Jack O’Brien, James Ferry, Patrick Gillespie, Hugh the Yank, Jamie Boyle and Sean McCafferty, Shaun Burns, Adam O’Brien played as leaders tonight while there were some outstanding shifts put in by young lads who have two more years at this level like Conor White, Aidan Gillespie, Jack Boyle grew as the game went on.Darren Sweeney and Cameron Harley won the so called dirty ball and important possession at crucial times while the solid handling and effective kick outs of young Gerrard Boyle was the launch of many attacks. All subs used came on and make really strong contributions . This was a great win but only a preliminary round and the bigger challenge of Dungloe now awaits the Minors next week. Great to see a big crowd travelling tonight outnumbering the home support. GAA: NAOMH MUIRE KNOCK NAOMH CONAILL OUT OF MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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: NAOMH MUIRE KNOCK NAOMH CONAILL OUT OF MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Latest transfer news Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Celtic made an approach to Liverpool for Wilson last week, while Rangers – managed by Anfield icon Steven Gerrard – are also known to be admirers of the youngster.However, Liverpool have knocked back Celtic’s bid, according to the Liverpool Echo. LATEST Wilson caught the eye playing in Liverpool’s pre-season defeat of Chester Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Wilson spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? REVEALED TOP WORK targets 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 moving on Though Patrick Roberts was a key player under Brendan Rodgers in 2016/17, he managed just 19 appearances last term, while Chelsea’s Charly Musonda had a loan with the Hoops terminated four months after joining having played just eight games in all competitions. three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Klopp wants to keep Wilson around for more of Liverpool’s pre-season to give him the chance to impress, and to see what the youngster can do with a few weeks in and around the Reds’ first-team set-up.Furthermore, the report states that Liverpool ‘would not consider’ sending any player to Parkhead on a loan deal based on how Celtic used loan signings last season. Liverpool have rejected a bid from Celtic to loan Wales starlet Harry Wilson.Wilson, the winger, starred for Jurgen Klopp’s side in their opening pre-season friendly of 2018/19, netting twice in a 7-0 defeat of Chester. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan in the Championship with Hull, scoring seven goals and creating a further four in just 13 matches. RANKED
Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense Benitez’s side sit in the bottom three with no wins from any of their first four matches revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Most read in Premier League Ritchie scored Newcastle’s first goal of the season, in the 2-1 loss to Spurs REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won changes 2 latest predicted “So we are always in the game with the way we play against the top teams; we’ve never been three or four down.“As I say, last season our goal difference was very good and in this league where it’s so tight goal difference is worth a point.” SORRY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 However, Benitez has been defended by one of his players, Matt Ritchie, who joined talkSPORT to back the Spanish coach.“In-house we know the plan and we know what we want to do,” Ritchie told Jim White. “If you look at last season it shows why we do it because our goal difference was the best outside the top 10.“It was the top teams that that came up against. [Manchester] City beat us by one at home, Liverpool we did well against… all the top teams we did well against.“Even this season, yes we’ve been defensive and taken a lot of criticism, but we’ve always been in the game.“Football is decided on small moments, and in those games, if we take one of our chances, all of a sudden it’s 1-1 or 2-2 and it’s a different story and we take a point from those games. All three games resulted in close 2-1 losses for the Magpies, but Benitez’s side were comprehensively outplayed on each occasion. In the latter two fixtures, the defeats to Chelsea and City, Benitez went all-in with his decision to play a negative game, lining up with five defenders and ceding possession to the opposition entirely; Chelsea had 81 per cent of the ball during their win, while City’s victory came with a possession total of 78 per cent.The former Liverpool manager was called out in the press after the Chelsea clash for choosing a five-man defensive system at home, and the pressure remained on Benitez when he stuck with the same formation against City. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? silverware 2 whoops Rafa Benitez has been defended over his negative style of play by Newcastle ace Matt Ritchie.Benitez has been criticised throughout Newcastle’s winless start to the season for setting his team up far too defensively, predominantly in the three defeats to Tottenham, on the opening weekend, Chelsea and Manchester City.
(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — I dive into this column knowing full well that it will probably come across as hysterical.It’s early in the football season. Really early. So early that any reaction can easily be labeled an overreaction.But if you watched the 49ers’ preseason opener, you probably, like me, came away impressed with rookie receivers Deebo Samuel (three touches, 75 yards) and Jalen Hurd (two touchdown receptions). …