SDI Coordinator, Nora BowierSustainable Development Initiative (SDI), a forest watchdog that provides updates on the use of Liberia’s forest, has launched a project aimed exclusively at empowering forest community dwellers to be more knowledgeable of the significance of the forests.At the launch of the US$99,925 project on Thursday, August 16 in Monrovia, under the title, “Strengthening Community Forestry Structures and Their Governance”, Nora Bowier, SDI’s Coordinator, said that the project seeks to enhance community empowerment so that community members can sustainably use their forest to yield the benefits that belong to them.Ms. Bowier said SDI will ensure that communities possessing forests will be provided technical knowledge and capacity so that they will have the benefit of their forest, and not “business as usual.”She said as they are set to commence the project, they need support from their partners, including community members, to ensure that the goals and objectives are met in the one-year period the SDI has as the project’s time frame.The project is funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), European Union, UKAID and Sweden.Already, the EU is making a huge investment in Liberia’s forest sector under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The VPA seeks to ensure that logs harvested from Liberia’s forest are certificated before leaving for countries within the EU.Additionally, the EU has negotiated with the Liberian government through the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) to set certain percent of income from logging to affected communities as a benefit to them.This arrangement has at some points proven successful in the forest county of River Cess, but projects initiated from income from logging in that county are currently stalled due to exhaustion of the fund without accountability.While performing the launch of the project, Abraham Guillen, VPA Support Unit Team Leader in Liberia, said they are glad to liaise with a non-governmental institution like the SDI for such a project.Mr. Guillen said it is an essential engagement to make communities know their rights to the forest, and to have some benefits, but it should be done in a sustainable way so that the forest will not be depleted to make Liberia be like other desert countries.Also, Guillen warned that community dwellers and government should use the forest in a way to discourage illegal logging activities.A representative of the EU at the launch, David Palacio, said that it is premature to be happy at the beginning of the launch.“I cannot accept congratulations for now; the results from the implementation will bring congratulations [more] than the launch,” David said.He said the EU through the VPA has invested huge sums of money in Liberia’s forest for sustenance and benefits to the forest communities.Palacio added that they are implementing the project to help Liberia avoid running out of forests in 15 to 20 years from now, and be like other countries in the West African region.Also commenting, Mariatou Njie, FAO Representative to Liberia, said forests play significant roles in the livelihoods of poor people, and it is important that communities be involved in forest governance.She said, “participatory approaches are central to the concept of community involvement, and practical implementation is relying heavily on community forestry experiences.”She added that FAO over the years spearheaded the concept of community-based forestry as key elements in achieving social, economic and environmental objectives to sustainable forest management.Gertrude W. 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Nyaley, FDA Technical Manager of Community Forest Department, for her part, lauded the launch of the project.Meanwhile, the project will promote knowledge and technical skills to eight community Forestry Management bodies in Nimba, River Cess, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and Lofa Counties.This will provide insight to community members about their rights and responsibilities in community forest management with focus on youth and women participation.It will also strengthen technical capacities of the National Union of Community Forest Management Boards (CFMB) to negotiate fair deals with logging companies and investors, and to monitor the negotiations of Commercial Use Contracts (CUCs).These activities will be approached through meetings with forestry stakeholders, including representatives of FDA, Community Forest Development Committee, CFMB Union, civil society, and the targeted communities to create awareness.Other methods include conduct of Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) capacity building events; holding of education and awareness meetings on Community Rights Law of 2017, conduct of record keeping, and bookkeeping skills training; and collaborating with the NUCFMB to conduct four regional awareness and education events on the use of the Commercial Use Contract template, and provide logistical support to the UNCFMB to participate and monitor at least two negotiations involving two new CFMAs and third party investors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NORWALK – A parolee at large was arrested Friday after witnesses saw him allegedly kidnap his ex-girlfriend in what turned out to be a stolen car, officials said. The suspect was driving a red Honda about 10:30 a.m. on Fairford Avenue at Taddy Street when a 23-year-old woman, later determined to be the driver’s ex-girlfriend, jumped out of the car, said Norwalk sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Harman. As witnesses watched, the driver followed the woman out of the car, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back inside the vehicle with two other males before driving off, Harman said. Witnesses flagged down a sheriff’s car, and deputies tried to catch the car, which was heading west toward Bellflower, said Harman. When the car reached Ferina Street on southbound McNab Avenue, as deputies were still at least 600 feet behind the vehicle, the driver lost control and hit a curb, causing the car to roll over, Harman said. Deputies arrived as the occupants of the vehicle were crawling out, said Harman. The alleged kidnap victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, and the suspect was hospitalized for observation prior to being booked, said Harman. The two other male passengers were not injured, he added. It was discovered that the car was stolen, Harman said, and Vincent Bejar, 27, of Norwalk was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, grand theft auto, and parole violations. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Donegal coroner has asked Gardai to issue arrest warrants to more than 20 people who failed to turn up for jury service.Coroner John Cannon was forced to delay an inquest into the deaths of two young men for more than an hour because not gather a jury.The families of tragic Seamus McBride, 25, and PJ Crerand were forced to wait along with a number of Gardai and other witnesses while a jury was found. Coroner Cannon, who was sitting at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court yesterday, was finally able to start the double-inquest when he mustered six jury members.He revealed that a total of 30 possible jury members had been contacted but just two had come forward to Gardai to say they could not attend.Coroner Cannon said this was simply not acceptable.He said people seemed to think that it was their decision if they decided to turn up but it was not.He reminded the court that people had an obligation under law to appear when summoned for jury duty.He reminded the court that the penalty for non-attendance by a jury member was a fine of €500.He instructed Garda Sgt Brigid McGowan, who was conducting the inquest for the State, to arrange to have the arrest warrants issued to the members of the public who did not appear for jury service.CORONER ORDERS ARREST WARRANTS FOR NON-SHOW JURY MEMBERS was last modified: September 28th, 2012 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:arrest warrantscoronerinquestJohn Cannonjury
Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Matic has been a loyal servant to Mourinho Mourinho was Chelsea manager when Matic returned to the club in January 2014, and he played a key role under the Portuguese as they won the following season’s Premier League title.He also helped the Blues win the League Cup the same campaign, as well as another top flight title under Antonio Conte in 2016/17. Latest Football News shining no dice A selection of Manchester United players have been left frustrated by Jose Mourinho’s continued faith in Nemanja Matic.Matic, the midfielder, joined the Red Devils last summer from Chelsea, having played under Mourinho for the Stamford Bridge club. RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gundogan was free in the box to bring the ball down 5 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 5 huge blow REPLY He started his Old Trafford career superbly, and ended his debut season having started all but three of United’s Premier League matches.However, the Serbia international’s excellent early form started to fade at the turn of the year, and he’s struggled for consistency throughout 2018. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Matic was tracking Ilkay Gundogan inside United’s penalty area But he lost his man as the ball was delivered into the area And Matic still hadn’t closed Gundogan down by the time he shot past David de Gea to put Man City 3-1 ahead Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 5 5 He’s played 14 times in all competitions this season, missing only three matches due to injury and suspension, and this is believed to have left a selection of United’s players and staff frustrated.According to The Times, some of the United dressing room feel Matic is untouchable despite his ongoing struggles, which came to the fore during Sunday’s Manchester derby, with the midfielder largely at fault for City’s third goal in their 3-1 defeat of Mourinho’s side.
A packed audience including members of Buundoran town council, the tourist board, the Tir Chonaill Athletics club, sponsors and the local community gathered in Bundoran’s library for the launch of the 2012 Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge.Race director Paddy Donoghue, Tir Chonaill AC, indicated that the event has already captured the imagination of runners throughout the country and has already proven that it has the potential to be one of the biggest single events in Bundoran’s calendar.He highlighted the supportive and positive involvement of Cara Pharmacy directors, Canice and Ramona Nicholas, local sponsors, Bundoran Town Council and the work of Tir Chonaill Athletics Club, ensuring that the event will be even more successful than last years –when over 500 runners and walkers participated. Canice and Ramona Nicholas, representing main race sponsors Cara Pharmacies, highlighted the ever increasing popularity of the event.And this year it is the committee’s goal to make it even bigger and better.A tremendous breath taking course along the coast line of Donegal and Leitrim with backdrops of the broad Atlantic, Ben Bulbin and the Dartry mountains has been meticulously planned.The event will enhance the, well established, image of Bundoran as a great activity family destination’ The event will benefit the grass roots development of athletics in Donegal and two local charities.The organising committee have established an independent board that will make a final recommendation/decision on the 2012 charity recipients.The race takes place on Sat 10th March 2012 and al details, including registration and prize structure can be found on www.carabundoran.com.CARA BUNDORAN TEN MILE CHALLENGE GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS was last modified: November 13th, 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:Cara Bundoran 10 MIle Challenge
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale, Wednesday through Dec. 10 in the Art Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3612. Fall Forensics Showcase 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in the College of the Canyons Amphitheater, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Victoria Leonard at (661) 362-3441. Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room at Rancho Pico Junior High, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Admission: $2. Call (661) 284-3260. Winter Concert will feature all Placerita Junior High bands, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-1551. Band Concert will feature Sierra Vista Junior High, 7:30 p.m. Friday in the multipurpose room at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-3113. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Sierra Club hike to Whitney Canyon Park will meet, 9 a.m. Saturday at the south end of San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613. Arts & Crafts Fair will feature artists and crafts people selling their unique wares, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Central Park, 27150 bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Nicki Voss Stern at (661) 286-4079. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “Talking Hands: A Multi-cultural Storytelling Experience” will be presented, 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Sue Yamamoto at (661) 259-8942. “African Tales” will be presented, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday in the Q Theatre at Canyon High School, 19300 W. Nadal St., Canyon Country. Tickets: $5 for adults and $3 for ASB cardholders, children and seniors. Call (661) 252-6110. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.
The emergency services at the scene of this evening’s crash in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The driver of a car is in a serious condition following a single car crash on the outskirts of Letterkenny this evening.The accident happened on the approach road into the town close to the Clanree Hotel.It is understood that only one car was involved in the crash. Eye-witnesses at the scene say the driver of the car left the road and crashed into a pole.The emergency services including a number of fire tenders, ambulances and Garda cars rushed to the scene shortly after the accident happened around 7pm.The driver of the car has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and is believed to be in a serious condition.There was serious traffic disruption as a result of the crash. We will bring you more on this incident as it develops.DRIVER IN A SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER LETTERKENNY CRASH was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ambulancecrashdonegalFIRE SERVICEletterkenny
Tags: allan okelloBright AnukaniCECAFA Senior Challenge Cupcharles lukwagoFahad BayoHalid lwaliwaJoel MadondoJohnathan McKinstryJuma MgundaMustafa KizzaShafick KagimuTanzaniaUgandaViane Sekajugo Uganda have won all their opening four games at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup – Semi FinalUganda vs TanzaniaStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 17-12-2019 @3:45pmLUGOGO – The Uganda national football team will be attempting to reach a first CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final since 2015 when they face Tanzania on Tuesday afternoon.The Cranes who lost to 1-0 Ethiopia back then, have been magnificent in the competition so far and topping Group A as a consequence.They have been arguably the best side throughout the group stages, winning all of their four games whilst scoring 10 goals and conceding just two.Their last game saw Johnathan McKinstry’s men thrash Djibouti 4-1 despite making several changes to the starting team.That was not the only game that saw the North Irishman and his technical team rotate the team as they also did likewise in the win over Eritrea too.On Tuesday, the Cranes are expected to name their strongest side with the likes of Charles Lukwago, Halid Lwaliwa, Mustafa Kizza, Shafick Kagimu, Bright Anukani, Allan Okello and Fahad Bayo getting roles from the start.Uganda’s last triumph in the competition came in 2012 and they will be hungry to win it again.However, they will know that they need to be at their best to topple Tanzania, a view that McKinstry also shares.“Tanzania are very competitive and we know we have to produce our best performance if we are to win tomorrow, noted the North Irishman.“If we are not at our best, then Tanzania have quality players that can punish us.“All in all, we are focused on putting up a good performance and hopefully we go through.”Tanzania have not been at their best so far in the competition as they had to wait for the final round of group games to ensure qualification to the knock-out stage.A 1-0 loss to Kenya in their opening games was followed with a narrow victory over Zanzibar meaning they had to avoid defeat in their last fixture against Sudan and also pray Zanzibar does not wallop Kenya, to ensure a spot in the last four.Luckily for them, they drew 0-0 with Sudan and Kenya beat Zanzibar in the other game.Having scored just a single goal so far, the Kilimanjaro Stars must be concerned about coming up a balanced Ugandan team.“We respect Uganda as a team and we know they are the host team, said Tanzania head coach Juma Mgunda ahead of the game as quoted by Goal.com.“I know they start as favourites, but we will fight them until the end, we will not fear them.“I know their fans will rally behind them but we will give our best to reach the final.”Tanzania are perennial underachievers in the competition having won it on just six occasions since 1974.Their last triumph came in 2010 when they beat guests Ivory Coast 1-0 in the final played in Dar es Salaam.Uganda head into the game as strong favourites but with the way the competition always tends to unfold, anything can indeed happen.The other Semi-final which will kick-off at 1:30pm on the same day pits Kenya against Eritrea. Kenya reached the semis after topping group B while Eritrea were runners ups in Group A.Uganda Cranes’ projected line upCharles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Halid Lwaliwa (c), John Revita, Shafick Kagimu, Bright Anukani, Allan Okello, Joel Madondo, Viane Sekajugo, Fahad Bayo.Comments
The success of the Fortuna boys soccer program is being felt well beyond the field of play.This week, three more Huskies declared their intent to continue their playing careers after high school, joining a long list of former teammates who are now playing at the collegiate level.Midfielders Alexis Olea and Carlos Matinez-Bernal and forward Eric Olea each signed a letter of intent to play at College of the Redwoods next season.“That’s the bottom line. You try to teach them about soccer and …
If you’re among the 49ers Faithful who are also foodies, plan to arrive early for games — and hungry.Levi’s Stadium and the facility’s hospitality partner, Levy, have brought in a huge lineup of Bay Area restaurant favorites this season.The offerings, which will be rolled out during the team’s Sunday, Sept. 22, home opener, include Guy Fieri’s first Chicken Guy! stand in California, pizza king Tony Gemignani’s first Slice House in the South Bay, five female-owned or operated restaurants, …