Several renowned economists, including Samuel P. Jackson have said that the depreciation of the Liberian dollars to that of the United States dollars is as a result of the country’s lack of exporting power.According to them, the exporting power would have helped close the gap within the balance of trade and other factors.Because of this lack of exporting power for the Liberia, the prices of comodities on the local market have skyrocketed.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has a totally different point of view. She blamed the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia for the current stress that the banking sector is undergoing and the soaring exchange rate.Addressing the nation Wednesday May 28, on the state of the Liberian economy, President Sirleaf indicated that the lack of or the absence of full cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia, has created stress in the banking system and the depreciation in the exchange rate.The drastic depreciation of the Liberian dollars to the United States dollars in recent times is having an adverse effect on the Liberian economy with the accompanying soaring prices which is causing too much economic hardship for many Liberians, most especially the ordinary ones.President Sirleaf also said although government has been able to meet core targets, decline in the level of anticipated revenues on account of procurement fraud and corruption have combined to delay the payment of government’s financial commitment.“Although core targets have been met, the decline in the level of anticipated revenues on account of procurement fraud and corruption have combined to delay the payment of government’s financial commitment, which, in the absence of full cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia, has created stress in the banking system and the depreciation in the exchange rate,” the Liberian leader said.The country is experiencing its third budget-shortfall since Amara Konneh took over the leadership of the Finance Ministry. This situation has brought criticisms and lots of questions, especially from lawmakers, about Minister Konneh’s ability to head the fiscal arm of the government.Minister Konneh, while appearing before the lawmakers recently to answer questions about why the continuous budget-shortfalls, told the lawmakers that the country’s economy was strong despite the challenges that nation was experiencing at the moment.It can be recalled that Minister of Finance allegedly accused CBL Governor, Dr. Mills Jones, of infusing over L$8 million into the economy. This infusion led to the depreciation of the Liberia dollar, according to some people.This accusation was vehemently denied by the CBL boss and the Finance Ministry also stated that Minister Konneh never made such statement.However, the accusation triggered words of war between the two top government officials and their entities.Further addressing the nation, the Liberian leader vowed to take the bull by the horn and make the hard decisions that will help relieve the economy of this devastating stress that it is undergoing by removing some government officials who are showing ineptness in the current positions.Speaking from her Foreign Ministry office solemnly renewed her pledge to the Liberian people that the economy will be restored to its full potentials.“This effort is already underway with my direct leadership. This effort will require changes in officials, prosecutions of offenders, challenges to partners, as well as reforms in policies and actions,” she said.She also noted that restoring the economy to its full potentials will also require the various Branches of our Government continuously working together for the common good of those they were elected to serve.“It will require new thinking and strategic repositioning. It may require new and more robust partnerships with civil society and the media. And it will require understanding from our citizens to whom we owe so much,” said President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Up to 9 percent of all traffic collisions in the city involve a red-light violation, and police write about 900 red-light tickets a year – about 4 percent of overall moving citations, said Povilaitis, who heads the police traffic bureau. Also, crashes involving a red-light runner are more dangerous for motorists, he said. “You’re much more likely to have a much more severe collision because of physics and the speed involved,” he said. “The potential for injury is a lot higher.” The one-year contract with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Redflex Traffic System would cost $5,000 to $6,200 a month per intersection, excluding police staff time. But Povilaitis said the program was expected to pay for itself through fines, with the camera vendor offering a “revenue guarantee.” The city will consider renewing the program after 12 months. GLENDALE – Drivers beware: Red-light cameras are coming to an intersection near you. The City Council approved a year-long pilot program Tuesday night to install photo-enforcement cameras in at least two intersections. Though officials have not decided on their locations, the cameras will likely be up and running within five months, Glendale police Lt. Carl Povilaitis said Wednesday. “The goal behind the program is to reduce collision and to reduce accidents from the running of red lights,” he said. “If it works, we can put it all over the city,” Mayor Dave Weaver said as he approved the contract. Both police and public works staff will determine the exact locations. email@example.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
COURT: The man was sentenced to six years for the crash that killed Robert Clark and his son. By Angela Ayers-Allen CITY NEWS SERVICE The 25-year-old man responsible for the drunken-driving crash that killed film director Robert Clark and his son was sentenced to six years in prison Friday, but not before he begged his victims’ relatives for forgiveness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava said it was “simply an accident” when he lost control of his GMC Yukon on April 4 while driving on Pacific Coast Highway and slammed into the Clarks’ 1997 Infiniti Q30. “I want to ask for forgiveness to the families of the persons who died in this accident,” Velazquez-Nava said through a Spanish interpreter. “I feel very sad about what happened. It was never my intention to harm anyone. It was simply an accident.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hector M. Guzman said Velazquez-Nava chose to disregard “constant” public warnings about drinking and driving when he got behind the wheel that night. “Mr. Velazquez-Nava had been drinking to the point his blood alcohol level was .24, so it’s not simply an accident,” Guzman said prior to sentencing. At .24, Velazquez-Nava’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident was three times the legal limit of .08. Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Clark, 67, of Pacific Palisades, and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, of Santa Monica. Clark directed numerous movies, including the holiday season standard “A Christmas Story” in 1983 and “Loose Cannons” in 1990. He also directed, wrote and produced the teen cult films “Porky’s” and “Porky’s II: The Next Day.” His son studied music at Santa Monica College. When the sentencing hearing began, Judge Katherine Mader refused to accept the plea deal, saying, “I’m not comfortable sentencing to the agreed-upon disposition.” Mader transferred the case back to Guzman, who accepted the plea deal in August. Guzman then sentenced Velazquez-Nava to six years in prison, per the plea deal.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I’ve been giving him a pretty hard time about it,” she said. Take it from a veteran of 60 Mother’s Days and four kids, Jamie – even breakfast in bed and doing the dishes isn’t going to make up for you going to a Clippers game today. You might think along the lines of something that sparkles. Then you’ve got young moms like Andrea Kilgallon, who was playing with her 18-month-old baby, Micah, in the park. All she wants is the same thing her husband, Liam, gave her on her first Mother’s Day last year: A bubble bath and some wine. “Give me some pampering, and I’m fine for the day,” Andrea said. Julie Hurd out in Newbury Park said pretty much the same thing. Mother’s Day is breakfast in bed served by her husband, Jeff, and a lot of hugs and kisses from her daughters, Nina, 5, and Natalie, 3. “If he cleans the dishes, even better,” Julie said. “I’ll be a happy camper.” The real heart of Mother’s Day, though, was summed up by Maria Rodriguez, who was having lunch in the park with her daughter, Alyssa, 4, and son, Joseue, 3. Last year, her husband, Jose, brought her flowers, then took the whole family out to dinner at a nice restaurant. It was a wonderful day, and she loved the flowers and dinner, but it really wasn’t necessary, she told him later. “Mother’s Day isn’t about gifts or going out to a restaurant,” she said. “It’s about being together as a family. That’s the only gift I want.” Ninety-two years of Mother’s Days, and it’s still all about hugs, kisses and breakfast in bed. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think some husbands may have a hard time remembering us on Mother’s Day because we’re not their mothers,” said Stacey Levine, playing in the park with 4-month-old Sydney. Other husbands, of course. Not her husband, Marc. They’re going out to brunch today with their families at a nice restaurant. “I don’t think it matters what we get from our kids because all we really want are their hugs and kisses. But from our husbands I think it does matter,” Stacey said. If that’s the case, Brenda Gordon’s husband, Jamie, better have a special morning planned because he’s leaving after a family brunch to go to the Clippers playoff game at Staples Center. “I think the brunch makes him feel like he’s off the hook, but he isn’t,” Brenda said, laughing as she pushed her 3-year-old son, Drew, on the swings, and rocked her 5-week-old baby, Grant, sleeping in a stroller. For all you new fathers, Mother’s Day hasn’t changed much in the 92 years since President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it an annual observance. It’s still all about hugs, kisses and breakfast in bed. Throw in some flowers, maybe a bubble bath for your wife while you watch the kids and do the dishes, and you’ve pretty much got it covered. That’s what young mothers around the Valley were telling me on Friday: They just don’t want you to forget them.
FOOTBALL: Former Swilly Rovers underage player Conrad Logan was the hero at Hampden Park today, as his two penalty saves ensured Hibernian reached the Scottish Cup Final.The game ended scoreless after extra-time, it went to penalties and Hibernian won the shootout 4-2 – with Logan’s saves the difference. Incredibly, it was Logan’s first competitive game in fifteen months.Logan on loan at Hibernian from Leicester City, saved the first two spots kicks and that sent the Edinburgh club through to the final.The Ramelton native only signed for the Easter Road outfit earlier this month as an emergency loan.Logan was sensational during the match and made three crucial saves. Sky Sports commentator said, “The real hero of this game was Conrad Logan, he was sensational.“He made three incredible stops during the match, and then his two penalty saves in the shootout.“What a story.”Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann echoed those sentiments and hailed Logan for delivering a ‘complete’ performance.McCann said: “Logan was just fantastic, he was faultless all game, he was so polished and didn’t make one bad decision.“What a game he had, and it was written in the stars for him that he’d be the hero.” CONRAD LOGAN THE HERO AS HIBERNIAN REACH SCOTTISH CUP FINAL was last modified: April 16th, 2016 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:conrad loganheroHibernian FCpenaltySavesScottish Cup FinalShootout
Photo caption: An old photograph of Kee’s shop, Glenfin Street Ballybofey. The Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society is urgently seeking old pictures of the area for an upcoming photo exhibition in the Butt Hall.The deadline is fast approaching for the submission of old photographs for the upcoming exhibition by the Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society.The society is looking for copies of any old photographs of people, places or events in the area for the photo exhibition.The event will take place in the exhibition area of the Balor Theatre on Saturday, May 11, to link in with other planned events as part of the Isaac Butt weekend. If you, or anyone you know, have old photographs that would be of interest, then contact Gerard McHugh by Monday, April 22, at his studio on Donegal Street, Ballybofey, on 074 91 32750.Alternatively, you can email old photos, preferably high resolution, to email@example.comThe next meeting of the society will take place in the Henderson Hall, Stranorlar on Monday April 22, at 8.00pm.New members are always welcome, for more information please come along to the next meeting or contact the Society Chairperson, Aubrey Oliver. OLD DONEGAL PHOTOS BEING SNAPPED UP FOR UNIQUE EXHIBITION was last modified: July 26th, 2017 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:BALLY STRANORLAR HISTORICAL SOCIETYphotos
At Long Beach City, men’s coach Gary Anderson returns five sophomores from last year’s SCC championship team that went 19-9, although forward Eric Williams won’t join the team until LBCC’s football season is over. Anderson knows his team has experience and talent, but he’s learned over the years that chemistry will determine how far a team goes. “Chemistry has to be developed every year,” said Anderson. “That’s going to be the determining factor (in our success).” Defending SCC MVP Kejuan Johnson has moved on to Long Beach State, but SCC first-teamers Williams (Wilson) and Chris Fields (Poly) are back as are SCC honorable-mention players Chris Hart (Wilson) and Demetrious Hazel. They will be joined by freshmen Isaiah Bridges, a forward/center from Poly, and guard Jason Davis from Jordan. On the mat Cerritos opens its SCC wrestling schedule tonight at 7 at Golden West in the same gym where it placed 10th in the Golden West Tournament on Oct. 1-2. “It will be typical Golden West. They’ll be scrappy,” said second-year Cerritos coach Steve Glassey. “They don’t have a lot of depth. Where they’re good, I think we’re better.” While not fielding a complete squad at the tournament, the Falcons had five wrestlers place in the top four of their weight divisions, including third-place finishes by Jeff Davis at 165 pounds and Louie Audelo at 184. Cerritos received fourth-place finishes from Jimmy Valdivia (133), Nathan Sare (184) and Brandon Doran (heavyweight). The Falcons shared the SCC title a year ago with Santa Ana and then placed third in Southern California and fifth at the state finals, where Eugene Yasutomi claimed the state crown at 125 pounds. Oct. 19 will be Alumni Night when the Falcons host Palomar at 7 p.m. Glassey encourages all former Cerritos wrestlers to attend., 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Like several other area coaches, Mohr will wait until Monday to begin practice. “It’s a long season, we hope,” she said. At Cerritos, women’s coach Karen Welliver returns seven sophomores and two starters from last year’s team that went 18-13 and tied for the South Coast Conference championship. “We’re really balanced,” said Welliver, who will also start practice Monday. “We’ve got 12 kids working hard.” Point guard Keiyana Carter and forward Ebony Echols return to the starting lineup for the Falcons. Two additions to the team are All-CIF first-teamers Maltresa Neely, a forward from Downey High, and guard Anna Conrad from Glenn. Coach Margaret Mohr returns just two players from a year ago, but one happens to be defending Orange Empire Conference co-MVP and all-state first-teamer Ana Fakatou, a forward from Wilson High. She is joined by forward Paula Reed. “We’re young,” said Mohr, whose team finished with a 28-5 record a year ago. “We have 14 new bodies.” The unmistakable echo of a leather ball pounding against polished hardwood will be coming to a junior college gymnasium near you in just a few short days. Basketball practice for JCs as well as NCAA schools can officially begin Saturday, kicking off months of travel and practice and sweat that every team hopes will culminate the way it did for Cypress College’s women’s team a year ago with a state title.
USA Football’s First Down introduces kids to football as a game before it’s a sport. Playing football helps kids to grow up active, confident, responsible, respectful and resilient. Join us for a FREE football clinic for ages 4-14. Registration information is below for the USA Football Clinic. The Drake University football team will host its annual free Football Youth Day Clinic presented by Blank Children’s Hospital & Unity Point Health on Sunday, Aug. 18 evening inside Drake Stadium from 7-8 p.m. with check-in starting at 6:30 p.m. REGISTRATIONAll participants must register online to attend. Register for each session below:https://account.usafootball.com/events/684 Print Friendly Version Youth Day will introduce kids ages 4 to 17 to the game of football in a free, friendly and fun format. Kids will learn the basics of football such as running, jumping, passing and catching from Drake University football student-athletes and coaches. Questions for Drake’s Football Youth Clinic? Email Drake head coach Todd Stepsis firstname.lastname@example.org Register https://account.usafootball/com/events/653Create account, click register for event and then complete the registration process. In addition, USA Football will host a free football clinic Saturday, Sept. 7 inside Drake Stadium from 2:30-4 p.m. with check-in from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sign up information for the free event is below.
At a large rally at Biola University June 1, the Jesus Film Project, in collaboration with the university, announced a new DVD entitled Jesus: Fact or Fiction?. Each household at the rally received a free copy. Half of the DVD contains the full length Jesus film, a project that has been translated into more languages (857) and seen by more viewers (5.7 billion) than any other movie. The other half is a “Journey” of faith, exploring frequently-asked questions about Christianity, God, science, the Bible, and philosophy, answered by 18 scholars, including Ravi Zacharias, Craig Hazen, Paul Maier, and others. It includes answers to scientific questions about evolution and design by William Dembski, Lee Strobel and more. Also embedded are true-life stories of Christians from a variety of walks of life explaining their own journeys of faith. Speakers at the event, a kick-off for a summer lecture series, included Craig Hazen, Frank Pastore, John Mark Reynolds, Lee Strobel, J.P. Moreland and others.This is a nicely-packaged, interactive, well-designed, low-key and attractive tool for discussing the important questions about God, origins, faith, the problem of pain, forgiveness, and eternity in a non-threatening way. The answers to questions are excellent. A better line-up of credible scholars could hardly be gathered. The interactive layout keeps you wanting to find out more. Watch it and you will be ordering dozens, if not hundreds, to hand out to neighbors, friends and work associates.(Visited 148 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
f=”crev03.htm#amazing11″>03/27/2001), we reported on the discovery of prestin, a motor protein that acts as an amplifier in the inner ear. One of the fastest-acting molecular motors known (02/21/2002), prestin works by stiffening the rod-shaped cell body with its cilia. Somehow, the action of this motor protein amplifies hearing in mammalian ears by several orders of magnitude (09/19/2002). In the intervening years, cell biologists and physiologists studying prestin have debated its role in amplification. Some have thought that the cilia were the main players in amplifying the sound, as in non-mammals. Now, according to an article in Science Daily, prestin’s role is to affect the sensitivity of the entire cell, not just the cilia. Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital bred mice with mutated prestin that extends the cilia instead of pulling them in. If cilia were the key agents of amplification, they should have shown more gain – but they did not. Somehow, prestin assists the entire cell to “bounce” more effectively in response to the sound ripples in the cochlear fluid. This whole-cell response is called somatic motility. “The researchers concluded that somatic motility was not simply a way to make cilia do their job better; rather, there is no connection between the hair cell contractions and how the cilia do their job,” the article explained. “Instead, somatic motility, generated by prestin, is the key to the superior hearing of mammals.” The presence of these prestin-assisted outer hair cells in mammals increases sound sensitivity a hundredfold, the article said. “The finding could explain why dogs, cats, humans and other mammals have such sensitive hearing and the ability to discriminate among frequencies.”Motors in your ears that amplify sound. What more could be said? He who has ears to hear, let him hear.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0