NOCAL Leads Oil Rig Tour

first_imgThe National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has expressed its abiding commitment to developing and harnessing the local human capacity needed for the effective operation of the oil sector in Liberia.The president/CEO of NOCAL, Dr. Randolph McClain, gave the assurance yesterday when he led a delegation of NOCAL and other officials of relevant government agencies on a tour of the West Tellus oil rig, off the coast of Liberia.Meeting with several Liberians working on the drill-ship operated by Seadrill and hired by Chevron to drill its offshore prospect in hopes of finding hydrocarbon resources, Dr. McClain emphasized that a major priority of NOCAL now is to ensure the timely availability of qualified Liberian personnel who can constitute the much needed workforce for the evolving oil industry in the country.He declared that in this regard, NOCAL will continue to provide the needed resources for the training of deserving Liberians in all fields of operation relative to the oil industry. He then requested Chevron officials to timely make available to NOCAL relevant data on Liberian workers on the drill ship to enable NOCAL determine their training and related needs.Also speaking at the occasion, the Chief Operating Officer of NOCAL, Cllr. Althea E. Sherman, expressed great delight at seeing competent Liberians working in various fields of operation on the drill ship along with their foreign counterparts.Cllr. Sherman encouraged the Liberian workforce to remain committed to their professions so that they can make Liberia proud. She also thanked the Chevron and Seadrill staff for the opportunities, training and support that have been provided to the Liberian crew members.Other heads of government agencies making similar comments of appreciation and commendations on the performance of the Liberian workforce included Liberia Maritime Commissioner Binyah Kesselly, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief, Mrs. Anyaa Vohiri, and National Port Authority Deputy for Administration, Mr. Nyekeh Forkpa.NOCAL’s Vice President for Public Affairs, Lamini Waritay, also formed part of the delegation that toured the facilities/operations of the drill ship stationed about 45 miles off the Liberian coast.The ongoing drilling process, which is being sponsored by Chevron Liberia Ltd., is intended to determine the presence of a commercially significant hydrocarbon reservoir within the Liberian offshore geological basin located in Block LB-12.A day earlier, on Monday (April 21), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made a tour of the rig in the company of US Ambassador Deborah Malac, the Chairman of NOCAL, Cllr. Seward Cooper, and other government officials, including the President Pro-tempore, Gbehzonghar Findley, and Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Illuminating exhibition of artwork

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Today the library is hosting a reception for its SunWorks Art Exhibit, which displays paintings that all have one thing in common – they feature that giant ball of flaming gas the world revolves around. Sponsored by NASA and the United Nations, the art exhibit features more than 20 creative interpretations of the sun. The works are in a variety of mediums, including paper mache, chalk and Legos, as well as the more traditional paint and photography. Three of the featured artists will be at the reception, and guests will be able to try out special telescopes and 3-D glasses that allow them to look directly at the sun without risking eye damage. “With the solar-equipped telescope, you can actually see the sun and maybe even get a glimpse of sunspots or some solar prominence, which is super-heated, plasma-type gas that looks like red hair blowing around the sun,” said Jeff Snyder, spokesman for the SunWorks project. “It’s basically looking at pure energy.” Weather permitting, visitors will also get a chance to peek at Earth’s 11,000-degree light bulb with the 3-D glasses. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER Looking out at the gloomy skies Monday, the library director sounded a bit anxious as she talked about the upcoming sun celebration at Peninsula Center Library in Rolling Hills Estates. “We’re hoping it will be sunnier than it is today. We have our fingers crossed,” said Kathy Gould, director of the three-branch Palos Verdes Library District. “When you put on these glasses and look at the sun, it looks like a big tennis ball popping out right in front of you,” Snyder said. “It’s quite impressive to see.” More than 500 artists from around the globe submitted works that demonstrate the significance of the sun in celebration of the International Heliophysical Year, a U.N.-sponsored science program to advance the understanding of solar influence on the universe. “With global warming and pollution being the big issues right now, we’ll be watching the sun pretty closely in the coming years,” Snyder said. The library director said she expects the exhibit will be popular considering the South Bay’s aerospace roots. “This community, especially, has a lot of people who work for or have been involved in various aerospace corporations,” Gould said. The SunWorks Art Exhibit will be on display at the Peninsula Center Library through October. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

ALTAN HELP MAKE POISON GLEN WORLD FAMOUS

first_imgIT’S often our musicians who are best selling Co Donegal abroad.And this week it is Altan which are making headlines in the United States – and helping to make the Poison Glen famous!The Gaoth Dobhair group are already booked in to Disneyland Paris for St Patrick’s Day. But as the continue their mini-tour of the States, the Boston Globe has carried a feature on them – including an interview with lead singer and fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.The band play the Somerville Theatre in the city tonight.“I can’t start boasting about ourselves,’’ Mairéad told The Globe, “but I know that we’re very honest about what we do, and we always try to stick to what we know best, our own music from Donegal. There’s still a demand for the music, I suppose. That would be the one thing. We get on well as a band; I suppose that’s another reason. And we’ve been very lucky. I suppose that’s the biggest reason of all.’’The Boston Globe wanted to know why their new album was called Gleann Nimhe – The Poison Glen “Gleann Nimhe means ‘Poison Glen,’ ’’ she told them, “but it can also be interpreted as ‘Paradise Glen,’ or ‘Heavenly Glen.’ So there’s two interpretations. I’d say the second one is more likely. But we decided to go with ‘Poison Glen’ because it has a bit of an edge about it.’’“It’s a glen very near my home in Donegal,’’ she continued. “It’s a beautiful place. We went there to take photographs for the album cover, and it just stuck to the album, there was something about it, so we decided to keep that title, and it’s leading to a lot of debate.’’“Gleann Nimhe’’ doesn’t come with a lyric sheet, but Ní Mhaonaigh says that the words to all the songs are posted on the band’s website. She adds, “I’m hoping as I’m going along on the tour now to actually translate the Gaelic lyrics for everyone.’’The singer also spoke of her love of the Irish language and her native Gaoth Dobhair.“It’s (Irish) important to us, to our identity, especially to me, it’s a dying language, and I do everything to promote it.’’ She’s even moved from Dublin back to Gaoth Dobhair. “I had a child [daughter Nia] about eight years ago. And I decided to go back home in order bring her up with the Gaelic language, and with the music around her, and with my family talking around her as well.’’The band are Ciarán Tourish on fiddle, and Dermot Byrne on the accordion, and Dáithí Sproule on guitar, and Ciarán Curran on bouzouki, and Mairead on fiddle and vocalist.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyALTAN HELP MAKE POISON GLEN WORLD FAMOUS was last modified: March 9th, 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:ALTAN HELP MAKE POISON GLEN WORLD FAMOUSbostondonegaldonegaldaily.comGaoth Dobhairlast_img read more

GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgCongratulations to Kilmacrennan N.S girls and boys team who are through to the county final of the Cumnnan na Bunscoil competition.Senior Men: Both teams travelled to Ballyshannon last Saturday evening with our Seniors recording an important away victory while our reserves were defeated.The Reserve and Senior teams continue their league season underway this Saturday at home to Red Hughes at 5.00 and 6.30pm respectively. All support would be appreciated.Congratulations to Michael Boyle on being named on the Sigerson team of the year for 2011/2012. Michael picked up his second Sigerson medal this year and is the only Donegal man named on the team.Lotto: The Lotto draw took place in place in Lagoon on Friday last. The numbers were 3,12,13 and 16. Aidain McGrenra matched 3 numbers and won €80. Open draw winners were Johnny McCafferty and Dara Kelly who both won €10 each. Next week’s draw takes place in McClaffertys Bar, Churchill. The jackpot is now €2100.GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 3rd, 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:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NOTES Termon GAA Notes: Week Ending 01/04/12MembershipAnnual Membership is now due for renewal. All players, managers and coaches must have membership to be involved with the club. Adult membership with lotto is €80 for adults and €60 for students. Anyone wishing to purchase a Club Donegal ticket which permits access to all men’s club games in the county free of charge can do so for €200 including your club membership. Contact Essie McGrenra for more details on 086 154 2045. Minor Board:Underage training continues this Friday evening 6th March in the Craoibhin centre in Termon.6 – 7pm.       U6 & U8 Boys & Girls Squads will train between7 – 8pm        U10 and U12 girls coaching will take place. The club would like to thank all parents who have registered their child with the club, any parent wishing to do so can do it between 6-9pm this Friday at the Craoibhin, Termon. Any queries contact your child’s coach or Eddie Harkin, minor board Chairman on 086 608 2512.The U10 Boys have a game on Friday evening at the Burn Road against Glenswilly; all players are asked to be there for 5.45pm.The Minor boys start their season this Friday away to Milford at 7pm. Good luck to all involved.Ladies Board: Congratulations to Geraldine McLaughlin who was presented with Donegal Ladies Player of the year for 2011 on Friday night at the county banquet. The Senior and Junior ladies begin their league season this week. The Senior ladies travel to Ballyshannon on Good Friday to take on Aodh Ruadh at 6.15 while the Junior ladies take on Cloughaneely on Sunday at 12 noon at the Burn Road.U14 girls: Termon were defeated by Milford last Tuesday by 3-9 to 3-6. Best for Termon was Andrea Murray, Lauren McElwaine and Hannah Downey. The girl’s next match is away to St. Eunans on Tuesday the 3rd of April. All support appreciated.Good luck to Lauren McElwaine (captain) and Meabh McDaid who are part of the Donegal under14 ladies team who play Mayo this Saturday.last_img read more

DDTV: FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HARVEY’S POINT SEARCH 4 A STAR

first_imgTV3’s Noel Cunningham was the perfect host as Harvey’s Point went in search of a star. Play the video to find out what happened! DDTV: FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HARVEY’S POINT SEARCH 4 A STAR was last modified: March 11th, 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:DDTV: FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HARVEY’S POINT SEARCH 4 A STARlast_img

Bonita earns respect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Trailing 14-0 at the half, the Bearcats’ defense shut down the Chargers and quarterback Curtis Gold threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns for the comeback win. “That was a tough win,” Gold said. “We’ve beem a second-half team, but I think we just didn’t show up to play until the second half.” The Chargers got on the scoreboard first when Brian Hunter ran 11 yards for a touchdown. “I don’t think we played well in the first half,” Podley said. “Our offense didn’t help much. We didn’t drive the ball, and we kept them on the field the whole half.” The Chargers scored again just before the half, helped by two big penalties, but the Bearcat defense took charge from there. After their come-from-behind 21-14 win over Covina Charter Oak the Bearcats should finally get some respect. “That was a tale of two halves,” Bearcats coach Eric Podley said. “We’ve been a second-half team all year and tonight, thank God, we continued that. This is the first 7-0 start I’ve ever had.” COVINA – Rodney Dangerfield would feel right at home at Bonita. The Bearcats started the season 6-0 and were ranked behind two teams in their own league that had two losses. center_img “Coach Medina made some defensive adjustments at halftime,” Podley said. “The main thing was he reminded them of what we needed to do (tackle better).” The Bearcats took the second-half kickoff and moved 74 yards in 12 plays for the score, a 2-yard run by Pablo Garay. After holding the Chargers to three plays and a punt, the Bearcats again used 12 plays to go 60 yards and tied the score on an 11-yard pass from Gold to Mike McDonald. “We’re a throwing team,” Podley said. “So we went with our strong suit. The kids made some nice plays and had great effort.” The Chargers Steven Carrillo intercepted a pass on the Bearcats 35-yard line, but Cody Borquez and John Reiff combined for a sack to stop the drive. The Beacats took over at their own 2-yard line and went 98 yards in seven plays to take the first lead, and the defense held on for the win. Gold hit Mike Bentz for a 62-yard score. “That was the worst kind of loss,” Chargers coach Lou Farrar said. “You just have to give them credit, they played harder in the second half than we did.” The Chargers had one last chance when they drove to the Bearcats 32-yard line with less than four minutes left. An interception by the Bearcats’ Sean Vasquez at his own 5-yard line stopped the drive. The Bearcats were able to run the ball for a first down and run out the clock for the win. Gold connected with nine different receivers as he completed 20 of 34 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. 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

Clark Claims Championship At Drake Invitational

first_imgStory Links Flight 2 and Flight 3 went incomplete as the finals weren’t played. Clark defeated Gustavus’ Mohanad Al Houni 7-6, 6-1, claiming the Flight 1 singles draw title. Additional Sunday Results The Bulldogs rounded out their weekend with Tom Hands and Ben Wood earning victories. Hands topped Northern Illinois’ Austin Russell 6-2, 6-2, while Wood cruised past NIU’s Tom Hjertonsson 6-2, 6-3.center_img Flight 1 Results DES MOINES, Iowa – Sophomore Ben Clark won the Flight 1 draw at the Drake Invitational to lead the Drake University men’s tennis team on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake returns to action on Oct. 1 when the Bulldogs plays in the ITA All-American Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

UNFORTUNATE WORKER GETS €20,000 AFTER ANOTHER ACCIDENT

first_imgIs this Donegal’s unluckiest worker?Seamus O’Donnell leaving court after receiving €20,000 in damages.Engineer Seamus O’Donnell has had eight accidents throughout his life leaving him with a catalogue of injuries. The 28 year old appeared in court after crashing into a truck during yet another accident.He also crashed a quad, tripped, fell through a skylight, suffered a broken jaw on two occasions at work and was involved in three other crashes.Mr O’Donnell of Drumoghill, Manorcunningham appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court in a personal injury claim against Liberty Insurance.Despite all his previous accidents, the court heard that Mr O’Donnell has never taken a claim before the courts previously.The court heard he was driving his brother’s Honda Civic at Brockagh, St Johnston, at 8pm on February 17, 2008.He alleged that a Scania lorry being driven by David Nesbitt, from Ardagh, Lifford, reversed from a side road in front of him and a crash took place.The 28 year old was rushed to Letterkenny hospital to be treated for leg and rib injuries.He continued to suffer pains as a result of the various accidents, he told the courtHe previously played a lot of football but cannot now run as a result of the latest smash.A record of all of the victim’s previous accidents were contained in a file brought to court.They included:• He suffers a chest injury aged just 6 after he fell through a skylight in 1991• In 2005 he suffers a broken jaw at work• He suffers broken ribs in a car crash in February 2006• He suffers another broken jaw in another work accident in September 2007• The suffers leg and other injuries in a car crash in 2008 (current case)• Soft tissue injuries when a car drove into him in Co Donegal in 2009• Further minor injuries when he tripped and fell in Letterkenny in June 2011• A broken bone in his chest when a Quad he was driving overturned on top of him in May 2012.After reviewing the case Judge Mary Faherty said the lorry driver had been fully responsible for the 2008 crash.However she said it was “extremely difficult” to decide to what extent other injuries suffered Mr O’Donnell in other injuries had contributed to his current ill-health.But she said she believed compensation of €20,000 was appropriate and also awarded medical and legal costs in the case.UNFORTUNATE WORKER GETS €20,000 AFTER ANOTHER ACCIDENT was last modified: February 28th, 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:accidentDamagesdonegaldrumoghillLetterkenny Circuit Civil CourtSeamus O’Donnelllast_img read more

GARDAI SEEK TO INTERVIEW THREE MEN FOLLOWING NEWTOWN CHURCH HALL FIRE

first_imgGardai investigating an arson attack on a church hall have appealed for three people in the vicinity of the hall to come forward.The Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham after is was badly damaged by fire this morning. Pic by Denis Hutton.Inspector Pat O’Donnell made the appeal after viewing CCTV footage of the scene of the fire at Newtowncunningham Orange Hall on September 14th last.The fire gutted the building including its roof and destroyed a large quantity of memorabilia inside. Now Gardai want to speak with three men seen in the area of the blaze around 8am on the morning of the blaze.One of the men was in his 30s with sharp features and was wearing a grey tracksuit.Another man was out walking his dog at the time while the third was cycling past the blaze.After a full investigation, Gardai say they are satisfied the fire was started maliciously. There was a previous arason attack on the hall in 2010.Inspector O’Donnell appealed to the three different people observed on the CCTV footage to come forward.“Our investigation is ongoing but having viewed CCTV footage from the area at the time, we would like to speak to these three people.“They may not have noticed anything but they may just be able to assist us with our investigation,” he said. GARDAI SEEK TO INTERVIEW THREE MEN FOLLOWING NEWTOWN CHURCH HALL FIRE was last modified: October 15th, 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:arsondonegalNewtowncunningham church halllast_img read more

DD Gardening: Here’s why watering is important for your plant

first_imgIn this weekend’s garden column, I discuss how important watering is for your plants. This includes summer bedding, roses, shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals and lawns.As we head into summer, we tend to have days without significant rainfall. As I discussed in a previous column in regards to lawn care, we can see reminisce of last summer’s drought on our lawns.Did you know us humans would only survive 48hrs without consuming a liquid? Crazy! Advertisement Well plants are similar and water is vastly important to a plants growth and longevity.Capillary Action The plants use xylem and phloem to pass nutrients and much more back forth from the leaves to the roots. These are very similar to our arteries and veins and work in a similar principle.This exercise of passing these nutrients and water from the very bottom, the roots to the new growth on the very top of trees, flowers and shrubs is by a capillary force. Advertisement This allows the mightiest of trees to rush nutrients and water all the way up to the new growth. This action is basically where there is a pull on one and not the other.Nutrients Almost all water contains properties of different nutrients such as calcium, iron and magnesium. These are all vastly important for plants growth.Slight defiance can lead to discolouration of the veins, leaves and stunted growth. An example is bottom end rot in tomatoes which is caused by inconsistent watering and imbalance of calcium being made available.Photosynthesis This is the uptake of Carbon Dioxide C02 and the release of Oxygen 02. Stomata which are small pores in the leaves uptake air and through a chemical reaction release it as oxygen.As you can imagine during this process water vapour is also lost. Once the plant realises that there isn’t sufficient water available it will shut down these stomata to keep water stores available.Once this occurs, the plants growth is slowed as they cannot carry out photosynthesis.Diseases & Pests Once plants become stressed cause them to become vulnerable and susceptible to diseases and pests. Once their systems shut down, the plant can’t defend itself properly from attacks.Similar to when us human’s immune system becomes weakened we tend to find it hard to battle other sicknesses.Cooling As you can imagine during these warm dry spells of weather, the temperature can rise significantly. Generally speaking, most plants will significantly slow down their growth rate at around 28 degrees Celsius.This is to ensure they retain as much water moisture as best as possible. So watering helps cool them down and reduces further stressing occurring.Over WateringThis is when the plant has reached peak saturation and there is still water available to it. This can be even more detrimental to them then under watering.As the saying goes, it’s near on impossible to put toothpaste back into the tub once it has been removed. This can apply in this situation as well, it’s very difficult to remove excess water from your soil or compost once it has been applied. Most plants generally don’t like their roots sitting in damp, cold water conditions.Under WateringThere’s a point of no return which is called ‘The Permanent Wilting Point’. This a point of no return as all the moisture has been used up by the plant and has no other sources to avail of. Carefully monitoring of your plant is critical. Look out for leaves or new growth wilting. That will be the first signs of under watering.When to Water? Little and often is the key to watering. I believe in watering early in the morning. This helps prepare your plant for the day ahead.Watering late in the evening means your plant will sit in damp conditions for many hours. This may result in an increase in pest and diseases as well as affecting your plants growth.If you have any questions on this article or any other gardening questions please feel free to contact me. Contact details are below.Happy Gardening! Conor GallinaghBAgrSc, Horticulture, Landscape, & Sportsturf ManagementMCIHortWebsite: conorgallinagh.comEmail: cghorticultureconsultant@gmail.comFacebook: Conor Gallinagh – Horticulture ConsultantInstagram: @conorgallinaghTwitter: @ConorGallinaghDD Gardening: Here’s why watering is important for your plant was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare 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