Sinoe Sitting on Tribal Tension Time-Bomb

first_imgA Daily Observer team back from Sinoe County gathered that that county is on the brink of a tribal conflict owing to the so-called formation of a “Kru Section” and “Sarpo Section,” caused by political meddling from both the county Superintendent and members of the county’s legislative caucus.Mississippi Street, the principal street of Greenville, Sinoe County, established by the Mississippi Colonization Society, should probably be a beacon of peace and unity in Southeastern Liberia, but with the growing tribal tension amongst the two major tribes, fear is looming over the 150,000 people living in the County.A group of youths, under the umbrella, Concerned Citizens of Sinoe County, admitted to the tribal division in the county, but argued that the Kru section alias ‘48 Kru Section’ and the Sarpo section called ‘Six Sarpo Sections’ were established to promote unity, development, and peace among tribal groups, but the interferences of political actors have overshadowed the original status quo.Edward Kanmoh, secretary of Concerned Citizens, and three other members, Nelson Myers, Jlakon Blamoh, and Bill Wleh, told the Daily Observer that the seed of tribal discord was planted by Senator Mobutu Nyenpan, and Representative Matthew Zarzar. This allegation was denied by Curtis Jackson, Elijah Doe, and Alexander Wah, members of another youth group — Youth United for Development, who accused Superintendent J. Milton Teahjay of igniting and promoting disunity among Sarpos and Krus in the county.The Concerned Citizens explained that Sen. Nyenpan and the late Nelson Wah Bah secretly told the Sarpos not to vote for a Kru candidate, which caused Sen. Joseph Nagbe to emerge as Junior Senator. They also argued that prior to the elections of Rep. Zarzar of District #3, who replaced the late Rep. Bah, Rep. Zarzar also, promised to reconcile the Kru and Sarpos, but has since failed to do so after getting elected.Mr. Jackson, described the allegations as a fabrication and a lie. He argued that the elections of Sen. Nyenpan and Rep. Zarzar were based on their non-ethnic campaigns in Sinoe. He stated that the formation of the ‘Sarpo Section’ was created in the 1980s to primarily foster peace, while the Kru Section was founded after the civil war.The president of the Tatweh Youth Group, who is also the head of the Federation of Liberian Youth branch in Greenville, Hilary Quiatoh, also confirmed the division among the two major tribes.“The Kru and Sarpo Sections depict a division, but we want to suggest peace conferences and meetings for the sake of bringing peace to our people,” Mr. Quiatoh said.When our reporter contacted Sinoe Superintendent J. Milton Teahjay, he said there was no tribal disunity in Sinoe County, but indicated that the‘48 Kru Section’ and ‘Six Sarpo Sections’ were purposely founded to promote development, peace, and unity.Superintendent Teahjah admitted being responsible for the reactivation of the ‘48 Kru Sections,’ but clarified that it was wrongly perceived. He claimed it was intended to foster peace, development, and unity among the Kru tribe.“Compared to past Superintendents, my office is the epitome of tribal equilibrium, but because of pervasive politicking by Senator Mobutu Nyenpan and Rep. Matthew Zarzar, tribal disunity is hurting the county,” Superintendent Teahjay said.Senator Nyenpan refuted Superintendent Teahjay’s allegation and labeled him as the “virus of the county.”He told the Daily Observer that prior to the appointment of Superintendent Teahjay, the people of Sinoe were peaceful and united, but the emergence of Teahjay brought disunity among the tribes.“Teahjay is a virus in Sinoe, can you imagine he has publicly told the people of Sinoe that this is the time for Kru people, because they are in majority.”The Sinoe County Senator also boasted of tribal equilibrium in his employment and said there is evidence that Teahjay has pursued Kru men to avoid dating Sarpo women.Despite the heating up of the in-fighting between the Sarpos and Krus in 201, Sinoe County Police Chief Superintendent Lloyd B. Togba said there has not been any major standoff.“There is no tribal disunity though there are Kru and Sarpo Sections, and we believe they are there for development,” Police Supt. Togba said.Efforts to contact Rep. Matthew Zarzar by mobile phones proved futile.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Scott Rea and Ken Monte have the golden touch at 41st annual World’s Invitational Class A Gold Panning Championships

first_imgThe event was the 41st annual and conditions were great, with lots of spectators out over the weekend. Rea found 14 flakes in just over two minutes in round one of the competition. Second place finisher Denis Piche found 15 flakes, but did so in 139 seconds.In round two, Rea was the top finisher once again as he found five flakes in 39.5 seconds. Dave Coupland was second after he found five flakes as well, but needed 60 seconds to do so. In third was Dirk Vanderzalm. He needed just under 74 seconds to discover five flakes.In the speed round, Ken Monte found his flake in a blistering time of 5.54 seconds. That time was almost a full seven seconds better than second place finisher Dave Coupland who found his in 12.25 seconds. Just behind in third was Greg Dueck as he needed 13.78 seconds to find his flake.- Advertisement –last_img

Europa League round-up: Balotelli clinches Liverpool win, Tottenham held by Fiorentina

first_img Mario Balotelli Liverpool 1-0 BesiktasMario Balotelli scored his fourth Liverpool goal to hand the Reds a first-leg advantage against Besiktas at Anfield, and end a run of five matches without a win in Europe for the Merseysiders.The Italian swept the ball home from the penalty spot, after Jordon Ibe was impeded by Ramon Motta, to end what had been a frustrating night for Brendan Rodgers’ side.Liverpool enjoyed the majority of possession, but struggled to create too many clear-cut opportunities throughout the first half. Alberto Moreno came close with a rasping long range attempt before captain Jordan Henderson came a whisker away with a delicate free-kick.Adam Lallana was faced with a freat chance five minutes after the restart, but the 26-year-old was unable to convert after the Turkish defence made a meal of clearing Henderson’s cross.Balotelli and Raheem Sterling improved Liverpool’s attack, but Rodgers’ team struggled to assert themselves on their opponents for sustained periods.Daniel Sturridge, making his European debut for Liverpool, should have done better when presented with the ball on the edge of the area after Sterling’s burst, clipping the ball out of play in a dangerous position down the right.But the home side were celebrating what could be a crucial goal when Balotelli sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with a composed spot-kick. The former Manchester City man converted after Ibe’s scamper into the box resulted in the 19-year-old going down under a clumsy challenge from Motta, to put Liverpool in the driving seat for Europa League progression.Tottenham 1-1 FiorentinaTottenham were held to a stubborn draw by Fiorentina at White Hart Lane, and must score at the Stadio Artemio Franchi if they are to stay in the competition.Spurs made an electric start against their Serie A opponents, with Roberto Soldado despatching a superb volley from Paulinho’s corner on six minutes.The Brazilian midfielder nearly got on the score-sheet himself, but fluffed his lines after industrious work from Kyle Walker. On-loan Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah almost pulled Fiorentina level, but was denied by the brilliant Hugo Lloris.Despite their ascendency, Spurs were pegged back when Matias Fernandez’s thunderous free-kick fell into the path of Jose Basanta, who bundled the ball into the vacant net after Lloris’ parry.Nacer Chadli will remember the game for the wrong reasons when he struck the bar from a gilt-edged position. A measured Joaquin attempt and a number of Fernandez set-piece’s threatened to score a second, prompting Mauricio Pochettino to respond by introducing Harry Kane into the action.But the 21-year-old was unable to inspire his side to a win, as the side’s played out a tame second half. 1last_img read more


first_imgSENIOR FOOTBALLSaturday saw the visit of our neighbours in this Division 2 league match. The teams took to the field in sweltering conditions. The match saw one of the fastest goals in Mac Cumhaill Park history. Glenfin bagged a goal after 13 seconds. Mac Cumhaills replied with a point from Darren O Leary. Glenfin kept the pressure on getting scores in the 6th and 11th. Mac Cumhaills didn’t lie down though and scored 3 unanswered points from Marty O Reilly. Further points from Glenfin in the 20th and 24th mins aand the last score of the half from Steven O Reilly saw the half time score Sean Mac Cumhaills 0-05 Glenfin 1-04. Unfortunately the start of the second half was a rerun of the first, with Glenfin finding the net after 30 seconds.This left Mac Cumhaills with an uphill battle. Again Mac Cumhaills never gave up and scores from Darren Mc Gowan, Darren O Leary, and Benny Mc Laughlin kept them within touching distance, but Glenfin kept their heads and were winners on a scoreline ofSean Mac Cumhaills 1-11 Glenfin 3-10 RESERVE FOOTBALLThere was better news for the reserves who had a convincing win. It was a fast paced game with some excellent play from both teams. Showing well for Mac Cumhaills were Aaron Kelly, Stephen Mulligan, Marty Gallagher, who seems to have made the full back spot his own. Final score was Sean Mac Cumhaills 2-14 Glenfin 1-11. Scorers for Mac Cumhaills were Aaron Kelly 1-04, Stephen Mulligan 1-02, Lee Henderson 0-02, Ciaran Mathewson 0-02, Chris Gallen(just back from injury)0-02, Dermot Mc Cartan 0-01, Mickey Patton 0-01 THIRD TEAMThe thirds took on table toppers Naomh Conaill in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday evening. Mac Cumhaills will feel that they should’ve won this match. They will rue a large number of wides, this gave Naomh Conaill the opportunity to score a free deep into injury time to secure a draw. Final score Sean Mac Cumhaills 1-07 Naomh Conaill 1-07.Feile Na nGael.Please see our website for a full report on the weekend.HURLING TRAINING FOR UNDER 8’S AND 10’STraining for these ages is now on every Sunday morning at 11.00am. All new players are very welcome. Why not come along and give it a go.TRAINING Training for all adult players continues Tue and Thurs at 7.45pm sharp.U6 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 6.00pm.U8 Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.00pm.U10. Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.00pm. U12 Girls Football. Training pitch Wed 6.00pm.U14 Football. Tue and Fri 7-8 both nights.U14 Girls Football. Thur 6.00pm.U16 Boys Football. Wed 7.00pmCamogie. Monday 6-7 and Friday 5.30-6.30.New members welcome.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes every wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha.Adult keep fit non competitive Irish Dance Lessons will begin shortly. For further information contact Lorraine on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.Numbers drawn were 1,2,26 and 27There was no match 3 winners.Three names drawn out were Brid Mc Meniman, Noel O Donnell and Packie GallenEach receives €30Next weeks jackpot is €5600€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsSellers this week are Peter Moloneys team.FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks, hurls and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm..CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS – MacCUMHAILLS GO DOWN TO GLENFIN was last modified: July 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_img***AGM***Rinneadh Cruinniú Cheann Bliana an fho-chumainn a ath-thionól tráthnóna Dé Domhnaigh seo chaite. Toghadh na hoifigigh seo leanas: Cathaoirleach:    Joe McGarveyLeas Cathaoirleach:  Seamus Ó DomhnaillRunaí:  Martin DugganLeas Runaí:  Ciaran Collins Cisteoir:  Marie McClaffertyO.C.P:   Anna Marie CoyleOifigeach ASAP:   Helena McCarryCo. Board Delegate 1:  Martin DugganCo. Board Delegate 2:  Paddy McClaffertyGuímid gach rath ar gach duine acu ina bpostanna. ***Monthly Club Meeting***Beidh an chéad chruinniú eile den fhó-chumann ann sa Chlubtheach ar an 2ú Feabhra ar 8:30 i.n.The next club meeting will take place Tuesday, February 2nd in the club house 8:30 pm. We have some posts still remaining to be filled  (Leas Cisteoir:, Oifigeach Forbartha, Oifigeach Leanaí, Oifigeach Oiliúna, Oifigeach na Gaeilge/Scór) and we hope to get these positions filled at this meeting.***Senior / U-21 Managers*** Congratulations to John Paul Gallagher who resumes his role as senior manager for 2016 and to Martin Duggan who takes over as U-21 manager. We wish them all the best and every success in the year ahead.***Ladies AGM***The Ladies board held their AGM on Friday past at which the attendance was very dis-heartening. The following officer roles were filled during the AGM:Chairman: Tom FeeneyRegistrar: Laura GallagherCounty Board Delegate: Tom Feeney/Brian DolanSenior Board Rep: Tom FeeneyMinor Board Rep: Laura GallagherThe following positions still need to be filled: Vice Chair, Secretary, Asst Secretary – if anybody is willing to help out please contact Tom Feeney on (087) 278 5601.The ladies board (covering our under-age girls teams right up to senior players) work tirelessly all year to keep the ladies football alive within the club; survival is dependent upon support it receives from Club members and Parents; so we hope to see many more volunteering to help out in anyway possible in the year ahead.***Under-Age Indoor & Registration***Indoor for U-6’s/U-8’s/U-10’s starts back this Friday night, January 29th.U-6’s: 6:00-7:00U-8’s: 7:00-8:00U-10’s: 8:00-9:00Registration for the year will also take place for these under-age players – €10 per child or €20 per family. If parents could please arrange to be down 15 minutes before the child’s indoor start time in order to have registration completed before their session begins.***Donegal Club PLUS Card****The Donegal Club PLUS Card replaces the normal Donegal Club card this year. The cost per card is €200. From each €200 Club Plus Card purchased Clubs will receive a rebate of €100 against their club levies on each Club Plus Card sold. The card gets you entry to all Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower); All National League Games for your County; 1st Round of the Ulster Championship; Option to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses and the option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified. For Season ticket Holders who have already renewed but may now wish to get a Club + Card there is a process where their Season Ticket can be cancelled & they can then purchase a Club + Card. You can purchase your Donegal Club PLUS card online at or contact Marie on (086-835 1996)***Club Membership***Club membership is also due for renewal; cost of adult membership is €30. Please contact Marie McClafferty (086-835 1996), Martin Duggan (086-3119186).GAA NEWS: JOHN PAUL GALLAGHER RE-APPOINTED CLOUGHANEELY SENIOR MANAGER was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgWE all know already how fab Co Donegal is – but a leading USA newspaper which agrees has moved us all….back into the United Kingdom!The outstanding Boston Globe’s Hilary Nangle raves about the trip to Donegal.The journalist loves Malin Head and Inishowen, is astounded by the Fanad peninsula and is so blown away by the Atlantic Drive on Rosguill, she drives around it THREE TIMES! Visits to An Grianan Fort and Glenveagh top off this ‘wonderful’ holiday.Unfortunately the Globe’s headline writer puts Donegal in Northern Ireland – when northern Ireland would have done.That aside, it’s a great piece.And those who own certain B&Bs and hotels will be delighted. Read it here: another newspaper across the ocean has reported on the buy-out of the Sandhouse Hotel.And compared it to prices for homes in Canada.Read that story here: Another Canadian newspaper has been to Glencolmcille.You can read that review here: Let’s hope we get a tourism invasion this summer! DONEGAL GETS SUPER USA REVIEW – PITY THEY MOVED US INTO ‘NORTHERN IRELAND’! was last modified: March 12th, 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:CarrigartDONEGAL GETS SUPER USA REVIEW – PITY THEY MOVED US INTO ‘NORTHERN IRELAND’!Inishowenrossguilllast_img read more

Work snarled on busy intersection

first_img 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! INDUSTRY – A project to widen the intersection at Valley Boulevard and Grand Avenue – which has been causing traffic jams for months and was supposed to be completed by early November – will likely not be finished until after the first of the year, Industry officials said.“We’re disappointed,” said Planning Director Mike Kissell. “Believe me, we have a strong interest in seeing the project get done. We worked to open the shopping center over there. It’s our sales-tax money we are going to lose if people get stuck in traffic and don’t shop there this Christmas season.”Kissell was referring to a Kohl’s Department Store that opened in October at the intersection’s southwest corner.To make it so streets could handle the increased traffic caused by Kohl’s and other stores planned for the 19-acre development, Industry officials approved a $2.5 million project to widen the streets and create more turn lanes.Delays were caused when Industry had to wait for Los Angeles County officials to approve permits for much of the work, Kissell said.“Their schedule and our schedule did not match,” he said.Further delays were caused when the construction crews had to wait for Southern California Edison workers to remove several power poles in the intersection, Kissell said.A resident who lives off Grand Avenue just north of the busy intersection said he was happy workers were making progress on the roadwork.“For a while, they had it down to one lane each direction,” said Phillip Charles, 47, of Walnut. “Since they opened up the other lanes, it hasn’t been nearly as bad. But it definitely gets a little more hectic when the students from (Mt. San Antonio College) are around.”Although most of the major work is done, Kissell said there are a lot of small jobs that need to be completed before the project is completed.“There is still road striping and things like that,” he said. “We’re hoping for early January. Anything earlier in that, well, hey, that’s a bonus at this point.” 962-8811, Ext. 2703last_img read more


first_imgDinny McGinley TD, right, is heading to the StatesThe government has announced details of the largest St Patrick’s Day travel programme since it came to office with Donegal TD and junior Minister Dinnt McGinley one of 28 of the 30 government ministers going abroad.Taoiseach Enda Kenny will lead the programme, travelling to New York, Boston and Washington DC while Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin heads for China.Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley is going to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia The programme marks the first time that ministers will have travelled to Vietnam or Mexico, and the first time in four years that one will go to Russia.Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes are the only members of Government not travelling abroad this St. Patrick’s day.Who is going where:Taoiseach Enda Kenny – New York, Boston and Washington DC Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore – FranceMinister for Finance Michael Noonan – CanadaMinister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin – ChinaMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton – ItalyMinister for Social Protection Joan Burton – New York Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan – San FranciscoMinister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte – London and BirminghamMinister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan – United Arab EmiratesMinister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence Alan Shatter – Mexico Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney – New Zealand and Eastern AustraliaMinister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald – Japan and KoreaMinister for Health James Reilly – Boston and ClevelandMinister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar – Atlanta and SavannahAttorney General Máire Whelan SC – Washington DCMinister of State at the Department of The Taoiseach & Defence Paul Kehoe – LebanonMinister of State, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government Jan O’Sullivan – ScotlandMinister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley – Pittsburgh and PhiladelphiaMinister of State for Small Business John Perry – SpainMinister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring – NetherlandsMinister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence Kathleen Lynch – VietnamMinister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Government Fergus O’Dowd – GermanyMinister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills Sean Sherlock – Chicago and Kansas CityMinister of State for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon – RomaniaMinister of State Alan Kelly – Western AustraliaMinister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alex White – RussiaMinister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine Tom Hayes – NorwayMinister of State for European Affairs Paschal Donohoe – Belgium and LuxembourgDINNY McGINLEY OFF TO AMERICA AS PART OF ST PATRICK’S DAY EXODUS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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)Tags:Dinny McGinley TDSt Patrick’s DaystatesUSAlast_img read more

Warriors report: When will Stephen Curry visit with NASA?

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry expressed excitement for agreeing to take a tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston at an unspecified date. Curry also offered some contrition for joking in a recent podcast that the moonlanding in 1969 didn’t happen.“I had an opportunity to talk to somebody that’s very well knowledgeable in that industry,” Curry said. “One to …last_img