Ellen Wants Paynesville Motorcycle Terminals Erected

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has urged the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) to erect a motorcycle terminal or parking station for motorcyclists.She said it will avoid potential hazard when picking up and dropping passengers.The President’s request to Acting PCC Mayor C. Cyvette Gibson was in support of an appeal by Montserrado County District # 4 Representative Henry Fahnbulleh to reduce restrictions on motorcyclists from plying the principal streets of Paynesville.She was speaking during the dedication program of the Duport Road Beautification Park yesterday in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.President Sirleaf commended Mayor Gibson for the transformation of the City of Paynesville and the fencing of the Duport Road cemetery.The President said the fencing of the cemetery would dignify the dead.“Progress always brings desire for more progress, so whenever we see something like this, we think ahead for another thing to be done,” President Sirleaf said.She thanked the staff of PCC, the contractors and most especially the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) for funding the construction of the Duport Road Park.President Sirleaf appealed to members of the Legislature at the program, among them Senator Prince Johnson and Representatives Thomas Fallah, Henry Fahnbulleh and Bill Tweahway to back the confirmation of Acting Mayor Gibson.Representatives Fallah and Fahnbulleh in separate remarks commended Acting Mayor Gibson for the transformation of Paynesville and appealed to their colleagues for more budgetary support to Paynesville which has the highest population of over 115,000 in Montserrado County.Acting Mayor Gibson thanked the Special Project Team, staff and contractors as well as the residents of Paynesville and NASSCORP for their support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John City Council Agenda

first_imgFort St. John City Council will hold a regular council meeting on Tuesday October 14th, 2008.Click here for the Council AgendaClick here for the Council Information Package- Advertisement –last_img

China the cat survives 35 days in cargo crate

first_imgAfter Eric Congdon opened a crate from China and discovered a cat inside, coming up with a name for the furry stowaway was easy. China the cat had chewed through one of the boxes that left Shanghai on April 3 and spent at least 35 days on a ship inside the container filled with motorcycle gear. “I saw something in the container move,” Congdon said. “I turned up the headlights on the fork lift to get a better look.” That was when he saw the cat cowering in a corner, weak but still alive. Congdon, owner of Olympia Moto Sports in Hendersonville, N.C., said he and a co-worker called the county’s animal services when the cat would not let them near. A co-worker of Congdon’s plans to adopt China, if she checks out with a veterinarian. North Carolina law says any animal coming into the country must be vaccinated and quarantined for six months. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wrong way

first_imgBut fares account for a tiny part of the agency’s revenue stream – just $279 million of more than $3 billion in the current fiscal year – and the long-term cost of such a hike could be catastrophic to ridership. Indeed, the agency gets nearly two-thirds of its revenue from sales taxes. Increasing costs for consumers means a revenue bump for Metro – not to mention even more incentive for the public to look for cheaper commuting alternatives. Right now, a Metro day pass costs $3, less than a gallon of gas, and is a pretty good deal. But at $5 in July and $8 by 2009, which is the proposal, a day pass isn’t much of a savings, if any at all. Is this the future the agency board really wants for L.A.? Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed a much more modest fare increase, as well as other revenue-gathering suggestions. That’s part of the answer, but it’s just the beginning. The real solution is for California to make a substantial investment in practical public-transportation projects. And not just in overpriced Westside subways. Freeways will always be a part of California’s landscape. But they do not have the ability to serve as the backbone of the state’s transportation system throughout the 21st century. And until elected officials and policymakers understand that, they will continue to go the wrong way.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTHERN California sits at a figurative crossroads for public transportation. Gas prices are soaring, a traffic-weary populace is clamoring for alternatives to the daily commutes, and the state has billions of transportation dollars to spend. It’s the perfect time for elected officials to set a sound agenda for public-transportation projects over the next two decades. So why are policy leaders running off in the other direction? Instead of blazing the way toward innovative ways of moving people around, elected officials from the governor down to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board seem intent on placing barriers to a transportation revolution. On Thursday, the Metro board will consider a fare increase over the next couple of years so steep that it is sure to drive down ridership. Meanwhile, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – the self-professed green governor – has proposed stealing $1.3 billion from a fund for public transportation. He is focusing on fixing freeways, which, while important, is not the answer to the state’s transportation crisis. Nor is it very green. Metro officials are legitimately worried about the expected gap of $1.8 billion between revenues and costs. Even while investing in new buses, the agency was barred by a court consent decree from raising fares for more than a decade. last_img read more

GAA; GLENSWILLY NOTES

first_imgThe was no lotto this week due to the Churchill fair.There is salsa and dance exercise classes on every Monday in the hall at 8.15 p.m. Everybody welcome. €5. per night.
There is also circuit training on Mondays at 7 00 p.m. €5 per night or €40 for ten weeks.A big well done to captain Michael, Neil and Jim and the Donegal team on their great win in the Ulster Final, a proud day for the club seeing a Glen man lifting the cup. There will be a fun camp at the club grounds from Monday 15th to Friday 19th of August for children aged 6-12, they can enjoy sport, football, baking, drama, arts and crafts price is €30 for 1 child or €50 for 2 children. Contact Louise Mary or Karen at 0863827312 for registration forms.endsGAA; GLENSWILLY NOTES was last modified: July 20th, 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL STILL PART OF ELITE

first_imgDonegal are a Division One team – that’s the outcome of today and that’s where we belong. 2013 will see the country’s top eight sides plying their trade in the league’s top tier, something which in truth hasn’t happened for quite a number of years.The players showed great heart and determination in the second half in Ballybofey and like our other ‘must win’ games this year against Cork and Mayo you just got the feeling we wouldn’t be beaten. Armagh had their chances of course and will maybe feel that they could have come away with the win but overall the home side looked the better when it mattered most. Plenty of rain early in the day left conditions fairly treacherous and indeed the referee didn’t seem to take this into account for much of his decision making in the first half. Both teams won some handy frees and with Michael Stevenson finding his range a lot quicker than Colm McFadden, Paddy O’Rourke’s men built up a neat cushion.Two of McFadden’s club mates were taken off before half time although Daniel McLoughlin and Martin McElhinney had been doing as well as anyone in the home attack. Jim McGuinness was looking to bring a bit of structure to his forward unit and the introductions of Dermot Molloy and Patrick McBrearty did add a bit of impetus to his side. McBrearty’s appearance brought to an end a busy week for the Kilcar youngster, as he had attended AFL trials in London organised by former Sydney Swans star Tadhg Kennelly. Neither Brick nor McBrearty had a huge impact on the game but they played their part in the overall team effort. An inspirational score from Leo McLoone got things going in earnest for Donegal, the Naomh Conaill man had another stormer today before being replaced after shipping a heavy knock late in the game. McFadden pointed a free just before the half time whistle and being two points down at half time wasn’t the worst situation to be in as the teams headed for the dressing rooms.After a decent match appeared to be breaking out in the first half, the intensity and the hitting was upped considerably in the second and we were treated to a cracking Ulster contest. It was as close as you’ll get to Championship fare at this time of year and the crowd responded in kind with the noise levels going up a few notches.Armagh stretched their lead to four points at one stage but after that they would add only one more while Donegal would score eight. When we get in the mood our running game is incessant and teams simply cannot cope with our pace and power.Brian McEniff famously told his charges in 1992 to run at the opposition like the waves hitting Tory and a similar ploy was adopted today. Leading the charge were Rory Kavanagh and Ryan Bradley, who constantly ran at the Armagh defence, prepared to take the hits and put their body on the line. The scores didn’t come immediately, over-elaboration in attack leading to turnovers and poor decision making; the players weren’t deterred though and kept running at the Orchard.Of course you need possession to do anything and there was only one go-to man to win the ball and that was Big Neil Gallagher. Armagh had no answer to the Glenswilly midfielder as he caught numerous kickouts and was in the mix for any breaks that were going as well. He has really taken his game to another level over the course of this league campaign and is one of the major positives the management team will take out of it.Another huge plus today was the outstanding performance of Malin’s Declan Walsh. He’s been in and around the panel for a few years now but today he really came of age putting in a great corner back display in place of the absent Paddy McGrath. On a couple of occasions in the second half he showed great maturity and composure by batting down high balls aimed in towards him rather than chancing a risky take over his head.As Donegal struggled to show their superiority on the score board, Armagh remained dangerous on the break but thankfully the game’s pivotal moment swung in the home side’s favour. A misplaced pass from Rory Kavanagh led to a goal chance for Jamie Clarke (who had been well marshalled throughout by Karl Lacey and the afore mentioned Walsh) who skipped past Paul Durcan but could only find the post with his goal effort from a tight angle.Mac Cumhaill Park was rocking at this stage and as the ball was scrambled clear the crowd urged the boys on another surge up the field. Its been quite a while since I can remember an atmosphere like it along the River Finn; the old pitch lost a bit of its allure somewhat after three successive Ulster championship exits from 2008-2010 but it had its mojo back today and it was great to hear the Tír Conaill faithful in full voice. The story had a fitting finale with local lad Martin Reilly knocking over a point that made the game safe; Adrian Hanlon made extra sure with a fisted effort in the dying seconds to make it a three point win.So overall a good league campaign; the primary aims were to blood new players and tweak the formations and systems and to do this while still keeping our Division One status intact will please everyone concerned.All minds switch firmly to Breffni Park in six weeks time when national eyes will again fall on Donegal. Jim was asked about this, and the inevitable focus that will be on his players, in his post match interview with Charlie Collins today and was typically honest in his response regarding the media, “some people can give their opinions with dignity and respect, others can’t.” It was a wonderfully measured statement and shows that whatever everyone else thinks about him and his team, all Jim cares about is doing the best he can for his county – and beating Cavan on May 20th.CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL STILL PART OF ELITE was last modified: April 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL STILL PART OF ELITElast_img read more

IRELAND DRAW BELGIUM, ITALY AND SWEDEN IN EURO 2016

first_imgIreland’s opening match at Euro 2016 will be against Sweden at Stade de France on Monday 13 June at 5pm after today’s draw.We will also play Italy and Belgium in Group E.  IRELAND DRAW BELGIUM, ITALY AND SWEDEN IN EURO 2016 was last modified: December 12th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Rails Rumble: Micro-App Competition Winners Announced

first_imgSo, that’s what the expert panel of judges and hordes of Rail-loving masses deigned the cream of the crop this year. What’s your take; do any of these apps inspire or excite you? Second Place: How’s My Code?How’s My Code is a peer review tool for developers to comment on, approve of, and flag commits. Email notifications allow users to come back to ongoing discussions. If you spend more time on GitHub than Facebook, this might be an app for you to check out.Here’s a screencast explaining the app:Third Place: TablesurfingUsing Facebook Connect, the Tablesurfing team created an app for those who are into impromptu dinner parties. “Like couchsurfing, but for tables,” Tablesurfing connects users who like to cook with users who are comfortable dining in the homes of strangers (i.e., the adventurous and hungry.) Of course, the concept is replete with issues (necessary critical mass of user adoption, sketch factor of inviting those weird “Internet people” into your home), but it’s a sweet idea with a nice UI.Check out the demo video here:Appearance Category Winner: LowdownLowdown (currently offline for post-Rumble revamping) is/was a drop-dead gorgeous task/project management tool for working with Cucumber. As the development team wrote, ‘If Cucumber lets us ‘describe how software should behave in plain text… in a business-readable domain-specific language’ then Lowdown is the tea party where thinly sliced sandwiches are served on nice platters instead of trying to swallow it whole.’ Full-featured and flexible, it was one of several related apps in the Rumble yet stood out for its pristine user interface that was a breeze to understand and use and a pleasure to look at. We look forward to playing around with the app more once it relaunches.Take a look at this demo in the meantime:Usefulness Category Winner: ZenVDN“Talk about ambitious – building a video delivery network for the Rumble is crazy!” So wrote expert and Viget Labs technology director Ben Scofield of ZenVDN. Perhaps the nature and scope of the project isn’t such a surprise when one considers that the team behind this project also constructed web video apps ZenCoder and Flix Cloud. Ambitious or not, the site is good-looking and designed for simplicity. ZenVDN encodes videos for the web and mobile devices, allows for HD resolution and embedding, and makes use of a global content delivery network. Truth be told, as it must be on a tech news blog, we were unsuccessful in our attempts to upload a video to our profile, and ironically, the app’s demo video was not embeddable.UPDATE: ZenVDN just emailed us this embeddable version of their demo:There’s something to be said for constructing a full-fledged application in 48 hours. There’s something else to be said for naming said application in such a way that conjures only the fondest memories of Dana Carvey in a platinum wig. Simply put, “Hurl makes HTTP requests. Enter a URL, set some headers, then view the response. Perfect for APIs.” Hurl comes from Pownce founder/Six Apart engineer Leah Culver and Chris Wanstrath and will officially launch soon.Completeness Category Winner: hurlCheck out the screencast for a demo:Innovation Category Winner: LAZEROIDS!!!This team built a neverending, massively mutliplayer, peer-to-peer version of Asteroids with sound design that had commenters raving (pew! pew!). LAZEROIDS!!! (sic) was moreover developed with complete disregard for IE support. Still, experts and commenters alike were impressed with the execution and simplicity of this app. You can check out the team’s blog for information on the architecture, or you can just go play the game. Solo Category Winner: AlertMe.tvOne is the loneliest number, and special consideration was given to the developers who chose to fly solo in this competition. One of our favorite apps – a well-designed, useful tool – was AlertMe.tv, a simple system for users’ opting in to notifications about their favorite TV shows. Email, SMS, or IM notifications are sent when new episodes are about to air. Adding new shows to the site’s database is also particularly simple. As someone who needs to be reminded when Saturday Night Live airs, I particularly appreciate this app. Congratulations to Jacques Crocker, the Rails Jedi of Silicon Valley. Couch potatoes the world around salute you. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Microapp#start jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In 48 hours last weekend, 237 developer teams competed and generated a total of 137 qualifying web applications, all developed with Ruby and Rails on the back end.The 2009 Rails Rumble was, according to organizers, the strongest yet in the contest’s history. (Disclosure: I was on the “expert panel” of judges for the Rumble and got a sneak peak at a significant handful of apps.)As microapps (as this particular brand of simple, single-function sites and widgets could be called) occupy an ever-increasing tract of Internet real estate, time-crunch events such as Startup Weekend and Rails Rumble serve as tests of skill and team-building challenges, not to mention endurance competitions as developers burn through hour after sleepless hour. Yet with each cycle, these events do produce a number of noteworthy apps that might grow into something more in the weeks and months to follow while teaching all developers valuable lessons about simplicity in interface design. Here’s a quick breakdown of the eight winning Rails Rumble applications.First Place: Hi.ImHi I’m is (yet another) service that aggregates a user‘s social streams to a centralized location, sort of like Retaggr, Chi.mp, and their ilk. The idea wasn’t the most innovative, as many of the 80 comments on this project noted, but the user experience was as simple as following the yellow brick road. The app was developed by San Jose-based web/mobile development shop Koombea. Related Posts last_img read more

More Resources for Mobile Design Inspiration

first_imgNot too long ago, we highlighted a new website for mobile design inspiration called Mobile-Patterns.com. The site, created by Foursquare’s lead designer Mari Sheibley, is meant to serve as a home to mobile screenshots showcasing various UI elements, including sign-up flows, splash screens, comment boxes and more.However, Mobile-Patterns isn’t the only site of its kind. Thanks to ReadWriteMobile commenters and others for listing more resources deserving a mention. We’ve rounded these up below.While not necessarily new, the sites below can also serve as valuable resources for mobile designers in need of inspiration.To begin, a popular site called pttrns is a resource for iOS designers. It offers a larger selection of screenshots than Sheibley’s new site – in fact, there are over 30 categories of screenshots hosted there. In addition, as a commenter noted, you can view the samples at both 1x and 2x (retina) size. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Finally, one of our favorites comes from Chris of Mobile GUI who let us know about MobileGUI.net/inspiration. There, you’ll find a complete list of mobile design galleries which is kept up-to-date as new ones arise. Currently, the list includes Android Patterns, App Sites, CSS iPhone, dribble, ember, FWA Mobile Gallery, iOS Inspires Me, iOSpirations, jQuery Mobile Gallery, Landing Pad, Make Better Apps, Mobile Awesomeness, Mobile UI Patterns, Moobile Frames, pttrns, Refined Mobile, TapFancy and TappGala. Tags:#apps#mobile The MobileGUI website also hosts a number of other resources, tools and tips for both mobile app developers and designers alike. Definitely worth a bookmark!Know of more? Let us know, we’ll keep this list going.Lead photo credit: http://www.matthewbigelow.com/ via weeble.net Another commenter, Geoff Gauchet, shared the resource he created for mobile app patterns, specifically meant for webOS developers: http://webospatterns.zhephree.com. Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Volunteers had time of their lives at Games

first_imgThe sea of red and white which over the past month had become a hallmark of the Commonwealth Games in the city may have slowly faded away after the closing ceremony, but the group of young volunteers are finding it hard to let go.The hard work put in by volunteers was a major reason for the success of the recent Commonwealth GamesDressed in their bright red trackpants and white windcheater uniforms, the young brigade found dotting the city assisting at stadiums and press tribunes across the Games venues here are bidding goodbye to the mega event, which was more than just a sporting event for them.”The Games brought people from diverse backgrounds together and the amount of time we spent together during the last 20 days formed a strong bond of friendship between us, thus this very moment is very painful for me,” says Neha, one of the volunteers. Many like Neha joined the volunteer bandwagon for fun but seem to have taken away an experience they say will cherish forever.”Initially I thought it was just a worthless job but the whole experience has been very rewarding… I can now tell my grandchildren that I was a volunteer at the 2010 Games,” says another collegiate. Their attachment to the whole set-up is such that many want the show to continue infinitely!”We simply didn’t want the Games to end, we wanted to keep working as long as we can,” said Sarika, an army officer’s wife who as a volunteer organised sight-seeing trips for foreign athletes. The thrill of being in the vicinity of star athletes has been one of the few attractions of the job that usually involved 8-10 hours of hard work per day.advertisement”We got to interact with lots of people – athletes, officials, and the media. For me, the best moment was when I stood at an arm’s distance from star boxer Vijender Singh,” she said.”The other day I guided gold medallist Somdev Devvarman to his team bus,” said Ankur Vasudeva, an engineering student who was attached to the British Virgin Islands contingent. Wearing a green team jersey of the island nation, he said: “The Chef-de Mission gifted this shirt to me.”The 22,000 strong volunteer workforce found a special mention in the speeches of Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell and Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi at the closing ceremony. Even the foreign athletes recognised their work and were all praise for their dedicated and unflinching service.”They (volunteers) did a great job, in them India had a really big asset which was put to good use. I don’t think the Games would have done well without them,” said Ratu Maafua, a rugby player from Tonga.Meanwhile, the volunteers clicked loads of pictures with fellow workers and foreign athletes to ensure that even if the memories fade, they can be relived and refreshed anytime. “I have made friends with lots of volunteers and they also helped us a lot in the daily work,” said Abbey Burton, an English trap shooter.However, as they say there is always a next time, many volunteers are banking on the success of the Delhi Commonwealth Games for India to bag an Olympics very soon. “I hope India gets a chance to host the 2020 Olympics and no matter what, I shall be the first person to enroll as a volunteer,” says Jatin Kalra of Maharishi Dayanand University. Jatin also hopes that social networking would enable him to stay in touch with the new friends he made during his volunteer posting at the Games Village Press Centre.”Facebook haina uske liye (Facebook can be used for that),” the computer engineering student adds. Other volunteers like Sushant, who was involved with press operations, say they plan to use the experience as building blocks in their careers. “I am going for a good holiday now … When I get back I plan to get involved with the media management of Games,” he says.Sampat Kumar says he plans to go back to college and then hunt for a job. “I have learnt to speak English and am confident of giving interviews,” he says.–With inputs from PTIlast_img read more