Tips for Handling Expected Stormy Wet Weather

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Emergency ManagmentWatch for urban flooding with late summer squalls Thursday September 5, 2013.Change is in the air as a late summer storm system makes its way toward Western Washington.  Isolated showers and possible thundershowers forecast for Thursday, September 5 could dump heavy rain at times in Thurston County, which could potentially overwhelm storm drains and cause urban flooding in some areas.Lucy Mills, Road Operations Manager for Thurston County Public Works, says a few quick maintenance tips like clearing leaves and debris from storm drains before it rains can save residents the inconvenience of flooded roadways. “It’s been a long, dry summer, so there may be grass, debris, even garbage clogging up storm drains,” says Mills. “Taking just a few minutes to clean out the debris now could save you and your neighbors a lot of headaches when the rain comes.”Residents of unincorporated Thurston County can call the Roads Maintenance division at (360) 867-2300 to report flooded roads. Residents are urged to only use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.Thurston County emergency management officials urge drivers to use caution in wet weather and stay away from flooded roads. “With the kind of spotty squalls that are predicted, a sudden downpour can flood a section of road in a matter of minutes. It only takes 18 inches of water to float a small car, so even if a roadway isn’t officially closed, the only safe bet is to avoid flooded roads and find an alternate route,” says Sandy Johnson, Thurston County Emergency Management Coordinator.This week’s wet weather is a reminder that storm season is right around the corner, and that the county’s annual Emergency Preparedness EXPO this Saturday is a great opportunity to get the tools, tips and information you need to get your family and your home storm ready. The free event on Saturday, September 7 will open at 10 a.m. at the Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion & Worthington Conference Center, and every attendee will receive a free Kit-Man safety bag that will give you a jumpstart on creating your own emergency response kit. For more information about Preparedness EXPO 2013, visit or contact Vivian Eason at or (360) 867-2825.For more information on the Thurston County Emergency Management Division, visit read more

Pres. Sirleaf to Dedicate Chief Suah Koko Center

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to perform the dedicatory ceremony for Chief Suah Koko Center for Rural Women’s Empowerment on Monday, June 9, at the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.The ceremony is part of a number of activities commemorating the five-year anniversary of the ABIC.The event will take place at the newly constructed edifice of the Chief Suah Koko Center situated on the campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County and will be graced by senior government officials, traditional leaders, local authorities, national and international partners including the Executive Director of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Dr. Theodosia Sowa. The Suah Koko Center will be ‘first-a-center’ that will provide for the exclusive training, development and empowerment of rural women in Liberia.  It is named in honor of Madam Suah Koko, a prominent and renowned Liberian female paramount chief in the 1800s.  She is known historically as a legendary peacemaker and stateswoman, when women were rarely seen and even more rarely heard.  Her diplomatic forays to get warring chiefs to join the Republic of Liberia and establish a strong nation is still unsurpassed.The completion of the physical structure of the Chief Suah Koko Center fulfills a promise by President Sirleaf at the launch of the Angie Brooks International Center for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Fendell during the International Women’s Colloquium on March 8, 2009.During that event, President Sirleaf praised women, whose contributions to Liberia remain of great historical significance, pinpointing Madam Suah Koko, as a national hero. The President stated that whereas, Angie Brooks was Liberia’s icon, admired and respected within the international circle, Madam Suah Koko was an emblem of peace and was hailed nationally for her numerous contributions to the Republic of Liberia. The Liberian leader noted that based on these contributions, a center specifically for the empowerment and capacity building of rural women would be constructed in honor of Madam Suah Koko.The Angie Brooks International Center then committed itself to secure funding for the construction of the Chief Suah Koko Center with the intent to create linkage between the two entities and to support the Liberian Government’s endeavor to empower women through the Ministry of Gender and Development. The project started since 2010 with support from national and international partners including the Government of Canada and ECOBank Liberia.  The government through the office of the President provided the remaining funding for the successful completion of the Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quamie Gets ‘Excellence Award’ in Sports

first_imgOne of Liberia’s football administrators, G. Andy Quamie, was honored as “2016 Sports Personality” by the National Excellence Awards.The program was held on Friday, December 16, during the 5th Edition of the National Excellence Awards, of which over 10 esteemed individuals were honored in different areas at the Paynesville Town Hall.Quamie, 44, received the “National Excellence Awards for Sports 2016.”For about two decades, Mr. Quamie has been involved in sports, mainly football. He founded Watanga FC, which is currently in the 1st Division League of the Liberia Football Association.Quamie is also a co-founder for Watanga Girls Kickball Team, which is part of the Liberia Kickball Federation.Quamie is also a FIFA and CAF Match Commissioner.He served in the following positions in the continental governing football organization – CAF: General Coordinator, Media Committee Member, Licensing Inspector, and Media Officers.According to Quamie, he has commissioned more than 30 international matches as Match Commissioner and General Coordinator.He also worked at the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea, CAF U-23 in Senegal 2015, Cameroon 2016 Women African Cup of Nations and is expected to be a part of CAF delegation to Gabon AFCON 2017.Mr. Quamie is married, holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administrator, and also the Chief of Office Staff of Montserrado County District # 6 Representative, Edwin M. Snowe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Totem Archery Club hit by vandalism

first_imgThe club is still in search of sponsors and volunteers for the National Championships being held in Fort St. John. Anyone interested can contact Julie Bouck at 250-787-8717 or visit the club’s official website. The club has been through a rollercoaster ride of emotions, as over the weekend it was the victim of an unfortunate incident involving a break and enter and vandalism.This followed last week’s announcement that the archery club would be hosting the 2012 Indoor 3D National Championships.According to the Fort St. John RCMP, the break-in occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3, and cost an estimated $2,000 worth of damage to the club’s outdoor range.- Advertisement -Any information regarding this incident should be directed to the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.Despite the setback, the New Totem Archery Club will be running its indoor program as usual. Regular club hours include Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9 p.m., as well as Sundays from 1-4 p.m.They also offer a Junior Olympic Program, which runs Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and is open for anyone interested 18 years of age of younger. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult while shooting.Advertisementlast_img read more

We may not be golden generation but we are united: Kane

first_img0Shares0000Captain Harry Kane says England approach the World Cup as a tight knit unit, devoid of the divisions that have hindered past World Cup campaigns © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 12 – Captain Harry Kane says England’s bid to end their World Cup drought stretching back over half a century will not be undone by a divided squad.The 24-year-old striker said there were no cliques within the squad that flies out to Russia later on Tuesday seeking to emulate their 1966 predecessors in lifting the trophy. Both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard claimed the reason they and the others who made up the so-called ‘golden generation’ fell short at successive finals was they could not shake off their different club rivalries when they joined up with their England team-mates.Kane, though, told the English daily newspapers this is not the case with the present group under Gareth Southgate — as many of them have played with each other at Under-21 level.“It’s not something we’ve had to deal with really — we all get on very well and have come through the ranks together,” said Kane.“We definitely don’t have that divide in the team any more.– ‘Lot of attacking flair’ –England manager Gareth Southgate careful not to heighten expectations © AFP / Paul ELLISKane also took issue with Ferdinand who told The Times last month his priority had been winning trophies with Manchester United.“It’s the one competition that everybody dreams of winning. That’s No 1.“I’d be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world.“I’d love to win everything with Tottenham, but for me personally the World Cup outweighs them all.”Kane, who says his mum cried when he was handed the captaincy by Southgate, does not expect a repeat of the woeful Euro 2016 campaign which saw them beaten by minnows Iceland in the last 16 and cost then manager Roy Hodgson his job.“I’m confident it won’t happen (again) — I won’t say 100 per cent because you never know in football — but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve.“We’re proud to be here, we will work hard, be energetic. First and foremost we will run around and do that aspect of the game. We have a lot of attacking flair that can do some damage.”Southgate, who experienced the pitfalls of international football when he missed a penalty in the shootout loss to old foes Germany in the Euro ’96 semi-finals hosted in England, did not wish to heighten expectations which has so often been a crushing burden for the national side.“We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches, I know what those tournament experiences can be like and we desperately want to bring that,” said Southgate, whose side have warmed up with wins over fellow finalists Nigeria and Costa Rica.“We know we are not the finished article, in fact we’re a long way from, but I think people see signs of progress and enjoy watching us and the manner in which we try to play.”Kane and England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd next Monday, followed by dates with Panama and Belgium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Money piling in on Poyet to become Aston Villa’s next boss – Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks at the contenders to succeed Tim Sherwood as Aston Villa manager and reveals there has been much support for Gus Poyet, with the former Sunderland boss now into 5-1 to take the job.He also previews tonight’s League Cup action, including talkSPORT’s live game between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal, with the Gunners 2/5 to beat their Championship opponents at Hillsborough.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgThe well-known Cristeph Studio in Letterkenny.Cristeph Studio in association with Donegal Daily are giving lucky readers an early Christmas present of an unique opportunity to win a Family Portrait every week for the month of November.To enter this competition simply LIKE & SHARE this promotion, and tell us at least one person who would be in your dream portrait!This offer is normally priced at €99. It includes your Portrait Sitting, Viewing and Selecting your Portrait image, and finally a finished Framed Portrait of your family. Our Portrait winner will be selected and posted on Donegal Daily each Monday in November and on the Cristeph Studio Facebook page.The Cristeph Studio has the perfect Christmas present of a gift voucher.You can re-enter this competition each week by simply sharing and liking this great offer.Also check out Cristeph’s Facebook for great framing offers and discounts on photography leading up to Christmas.Are your family members coming home for Christmas? We’re here to capture that special gathering. Call us to avail of our special offers and hear what we have to suit your family… After hours appointments are available on request. Just reserve your place by calling Cristeph on 074 9126411Trying to find the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one? Why not treat yourself and your family to the best gift possible!“A Memory Captured” by Brian Mc Daid at Cristeph Studio.We have great gift idea for you and your family, or for the Grandparents, Godparents, Aunties or Uncles or why not just treat each other to that lovely “Memory”.Cristeph Studio is a family run business and Brian Mc Daid has over 35 years experience behind the camera. WIN AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT WITH DONEGAL DAILY AND THE CRISTEPH STUDIO was last modified: November 8th, 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:Brian McDaidcompetitionCristeph Studiodonegallast_img read more


first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES RESULTSBrian McCormick Sports Premier Division Cappry Rovers 5-2 Milford UtdFAI Youth CupCappry Rovers 1-2 Letterkenny Rovers U16 East Donegal Schoolboys LeagueRaphoe Town 2-3 Cappry RoversLetterkenny/Northwest U14 Division 1Dunfanaghy Blues 1-1 Cappry CrusadersEast Donegal U12 CupCappry Rovers 2-0 Lagan Harps Letterkenny/Northwest U12 Division 1Letterkenny Crusaders 0-2 Cappry CrusadersCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 3, 11, 15, 16. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Peader Duffy, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €1400. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Win Seven Goal Thriller.Cappry Rovers 5.Milford United 2.Cappry Rovers secured the points in this seven goal game against Milford United in Cappry Park after being a goal down.Milford opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Gary Merritt scored following a corner.Cappry stepped up the pressure after this and were back on level terms in the fifteenth minute when Patrick McNulty rose highest to head to the net following a free kick.Cappry went in front in the twenty first minute when Brendan McLaughlin won the ball to slide it under the advancing keeper.Milford got back on level terms in the twenty sixth minute when Cappry gave away a penalty following a hand ball in the area and Mark Flood converted the spot kick.Both teams played good open football in the search of the lead again but couldn’t score.Half time 2.2.Cappry took the game to the visitors after the break and Alan Patton scored in the fifty third minute to put the home team in front.Milford created numerous chances but couldn’t find the net as the home defence held firm along with keeper Eoin Gallen also they hit the post.Cappry secured the points when Brendan McLaughlin scored from outside area in the eighty seventh with a low shot to the bottom of the net following a pinpoint cross from substitute Malachy Martin.Malachy Martin got Cappry’s fifth goal in the eighty ninth minute when he shot to the net following a clearance.Conditions were ideal for a match at this time of year.Brendan McLaughlin, Malachy Martin and Michael Lafferty were best for Cappry.Damien Casey and Mark Flood were best for Milford.Referee Paddy Martin.Next weeks fixture is an away match against Gweedore Celtic, kick off 2pm, Screaban Industrial Estate, Derrybeg.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sIn a game of few clear cut chances, Letterkenny started the brighter of the two sides. They had two early half chances which they failed to take. Cappry were content to sit deep and frustrate the visitors but they did look dangerous a few times on the break themselves. Eventually the pressure told and Gareth Doherty opened the scoring in the 38th min with a well taken goal after a surging run into the box. Cappry defended well till half time to keep the score at 1 nil at the break. The home side got the worst possible start to the second period when Letterkenny scored 7 mins into the half. Adrian Delap had a simple finish after good work down the left by Gavin McDaid. At 2 nil the visitors could afford to relax a little and keep possession. However they did get a fright when Owen Donnellan went very close with a left footed curler that went inches wide.The game became a little stale for a long period until Cappry shook themselves and scored a super goal. A wonderful cross from the right by sub Kevin Bonner was met with a powerful header at the back post by Ethan McGlynn to put his side back in it with 18 mins to go. Cappry were unable to push on for an equaliser as the game was played out mostly in the middle third of the pitch. It is the visiting rovers that go through to the next round. Well done to all the lads, who worked tirelessly right to the end.Training will be on Thursday night at 7.30 up at Cappry and we are away to Illistrin next Saturday in the league.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sRaphoe Town 2 – 3 Cappry RoversCappry rovers maintained their 100% record in the league in a highly entertaining game at Deele college against a young Raphoe side who pushed them all the way, The winning goal wasn’t scored until the last minute when Oisin Gallen floated in a free kick from the right touchline that somehow evaded everyone and found the net. It was quite harsh on Raphoe who in the 6th minute had taken the lead after Ryan McGavigan found space in the box and finished well, Cappry were not behind for long though when Shaun Rodgers forced the ball home after a goal mouth scramble. In the 25th minute the turnaround was complete when Shaun McBride went on a mazy run and finished excellently to the bottom corner, this sparked Raphoe into life and they got back level before the break when DJ Kelly found space on the wing and delivered a superb cross for Paul Keaney to stab home. Both teams tried hard in second half that was full of quality and finely refereed by Marty McGarrigle but it wasn’t until Gallens late late show that things were decided, a good team performance by Cappry, best for Raphoe was DJ Kelly and Luke BarnettCAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sCappry have a home game against Raphoe Town on Saturday, Kick off 12.30pm in Cappry Park.CAPPRY CRUSADERS UNDER 14’sDunfanaghy Blues 1-1 Cappry CrusadersCappry Crusaders dropped their 1st points of the season in what turned out to be a tightly contested game. In a game where the Cappry players didn’t play to the standard that they have shown the can achieve, Thomas McMenamin grabbed the all important goal for the Crusaders.Next Sunday they are at home to Swilly Ramblers.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sCappry Rovers 2-0 Lagan HarpsCappry won this tight encounter with a goal in both halves,the first from Gavin McCormick at the back post and the second from Mark Mbuli in the second half after a great move involving Jack Long and Kevin McCormick and Mark Mbuli with an excellent finish, great efforts from both sides with Sean Ward excellent for Cappry.No Fixture next week.CAPPRY CRUSADERS AND CAPPRY COLTS UNDER 12’sLetterkenny Crusaders 0-2 Cappry CrusadersIt was the clash of the Crusaders as Cappry played Letterkenny in perfect conditions at the Aura centre, Letterkenny on Sunday. After a frantic first 10 minutes defending our boys settled down and played some attractive passing football with Conor Thompson and Oisin Doherty running at the Letterkenny defence time and time again. Cappry played some clever through balls through theLetterkenny defence and were rewarded with a Conor Thompson goal. The introduction of Jamie Kee and Jason McElcar at half time caused problems for Letterkenny and Jason Dunne capitalised on this with a well taken goal. This was an impressive team performance where the travelling panel of 16 all contributed to a 2-0 nil win for Cappry. Our defence was really solid today with Kian Mulligan Odhran Thomas,Tim Scanlon, Johnny Griffen and Man of the match Kian Gallagher simply shutting the Door on every letterkenny attack! Best team performance of the year by far. Thanks to all our travelling support!Cappry Crusaders welcome Bonagee Arcade to Cappry Park this weekend.Cappry Colts are back in action again at the weekend with an away match against Ballyraine Utd.Judging by the last training session in which 18 players turned up, Gerry will have a selection headache with Ethan, Anna, Nathan and Cathal to name but a few showing well.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGThe Last Man Standing competition is entering the 5th week and all selections are being posted on our Facebook page.Best of luck to all left in the competition.Thanks,SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY EARN FINE WIN OVER MILFORD UNITED IN PREMIER DIVISION CLASH was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 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:CappryNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Glam fashions light up the night

first_imgFrom plunging necklines to thrift-store mishmash, the fashions worn on the green carpet at the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards seemed to come straight off the racks of either Hugo Boss or the hipper Urban Outfitters. Singer-songwriter Bebe preened for the cameras in her signature hand-me-down garb, a theme carried by some in the rocker crowd – especially the guys, who favored the simple sneaker, jeans and sport-coat look. With a crown of braids, San Diego-born Julieta Venegas took the throwback look one step further, wearing a pink retro-style knee-length pencil dress and patched shrug. She literally wore the designer on her arm – one of Los Angeles’ hottest stylists, Louis Verdad, her companion for the evening. Elsewhere on the carpet, somebody forgot to tell the Miami-based alt-rocker JD Natasha that Halloween was over. The usually trendy-looking teen opted for more of a “Bride of Frankenstein” look, with a blond mohawk and slinky dress. And Italian pop artist Laura Pausini, with her heavily lined eyes and long formless dress, looked like she belonged in “The Addams Family.” The sibling duo Akwid balked at all the high-fashion sense, wearing starched swap meet-purchased T-shirts and baseball jerseys. One brother wore a red Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim jersey while the other wore a blue Los Angeles Dodgers jersey. Reggaeton star Don Omar flashed a bit, with thick silver chains, a gray pinstriped pant and vest suit, and a gaudy silver blazer to accent his pastel tie. Some attendees, however, simply didn’t take any chances, wearing rosaries around their necks. Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But that’s OK. There was plenty of glamour to go around. Telenovela star Patricia Manterola appeared like a bronzed beauty in her over-the-shoulder cocoa-color sequined dress. Argentine singer Gizelle D’Cole wore a form-fitting, floor-length dress covered in quarter-size gold sequins. But it was elegance that Salma Hayek was after, opting for a simple black Dolce & Gabbana with lace overlay, her hair rolling down her back. And for more than a few, clothes were much more than a fashion statement. Jorge Villamizar, lead singer of the rock group Bacilos, plucked out of his closet the same plain black blazer he wore when he won at the 2003 Grammys, adding a loud powder pink-and-blue-striped tie to the lucky, all black outfit. Norteo singer Michael Salgado twisted the image of the regional singer’s ornate suits with his black blazer glittered in gold, calling his look a “rocker with banda,” referring to the regional music genre. last_img read more


first_imgA bar regularly frequented by Donegal GAA supporters during the summer months was closed due to the discovery of a dead rat, and raw sewage on their cellar floor. Quinn’s Bar in Drumcondra was served with a closure order on September 8th just two days after All-Ireland Hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary.The bar is always mobbed on match-days at Croke Park and the pub is a particular favourite among Donegal supporters. The closure order was lifted on the 10th of September after the problems were rectified.Donegal supporters would’ve drank in the bar just weeks after it was initially closed.Thousands of Donegal fans queued to get into the popular public house on the day of the All-Ireland football final between Donegal and Kerry on September 22nd.The report carried out by health inspectors disclosed some horrifying details of why the premises was issued with a closure order. A dead rat was found on the floor of the cellar, rat droppings and dry sewage were also found on the cellar floor, where foodstuffs such as bottled drinks were stored.A prohibition order banning the sale of these items was also imposed because of a serious risk they had been contaminated by rats or raw sewage.Surfaces in the back bar were also filthy, with filth, grime and bottle tops on the floor, while there was dried sewage waste, such as pieces of toilet tissue, on the main cellar floor.“Dirty toilet paper from overflowed sewage is evident on a manhole cover in the main cellar and at other locations,” the report stated.Meanwhile, door seals on the bottle fridges were “in an appalling condition and many are covered in extensive mould growth”, it said. BAR POPULAR WITH DONEGAL GAA SUPPORTERS WAS CLOSED DUE TO DISCOVERY OF DEAD RAT was last modified: December 31st, 2014 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:Croke ParkdonegalDroppingsDrumcondraGAAnewsQuinn’s BarratssewageSupporterslast_img read more