Highlighting International Liberian Artists on Their Way Up Part 4

first_imgA famous Liberian US-based R&B singer known as Jaway has released his newest single called “When Will We Learn”.The song appears to defy the taboo of most cultures that there is nothing of the past that doesn’t affect either the present or the future.His lyrical abilities and the rhythm mix in this song are exceptional.Its message grasps the mind with emotional feeling which hold great power when listening to it.In an exclusive interview with Lib LIFE, the singer revealed the true meaning of his latest track and what inspired him to write such an amazing song.  “What inspired me in writing such a song was almost everything.  Our shortcomings today reveal that we refuse to learn from the past thinking that we are smarter than our history,” he stated in his profile release.“The only difference between our past and the future is how they are presented, but the past still does exist, says Jaway.According to Jaway, if people start taking a keen look into history, they will notice that the same tactics of ignorance and fear are still being used today.“Our past is the most painful, hurtful and devastating experiences we tend not to speak about,” Jaway says,“But, by putting those particles of our past under a magnifying glass, it will allow us to create a wider, clearer and better path for our future,” he said.Born and raised by a single mother and grandmother, Jaway was recruited into the church choir at a very young age.His first musical experience he remembers was against his will.“I was dragged to church kicking and screaming. You see, it was not so much that I did not want to sing in the choir. I was just more interested in sports, going to the beach and playing with my friends”, he smiled.Jaway released his first album in 2009 called Decontee, which means “There’s time for everything”, in his native Kru dialect. He also added that his 14 year experience in the Liberian civil war are reflected in his first album.In 2009, Jaway was nominated for “Artist of the Year” at the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA). In May 2010, he topped the LA- R&B chart for Reverbnation. In June of 2014 he came in at top three of LA’s Reverbnation R&B charts.“We should learn that history is our best lesson. We deserve the freedom to be who we are and to live happily without fear about the past” he shared.His music is available on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify and Reverbnation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City Hall still to acquire garbage trucks

first_imgMonths after the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) announced it will purchase two garbage trucks to minimise its expenditures and improve efficiency in the area of garbage collection, those vehicles are yet to be secured.Director of Solid Waste, Walter Narine, during an interview with Guyana Times explained that the project was sent to tender in March and is awaiting selection.In addition to the garbage trucks, City Hall also intends to purchase a tractor and two trailers to aid in the area of garbage collection, Narine posited.“Ministry of Communities of course is doing all the tendering from Government and also on our behalf. Ministry of Communities would have advertised for tender in the newspapers and interested suppliers would have sent in their tender documents. They are in the process of evaluating and awarding the contracts forDirector of Solid Waste, Walter Narinethese vehicles that we requested,” the Solid Waste Director explained.He said during a previous statutory meeting, the Council decided that $75 million will be allocated to his department, which will be entirely used to fund the purchase of the vehicles.The two trucks the M&CC intend to purchase will be financed using the $200 million subvention from the Communities Ministry, which was granted in this year’s budget.Currently, City Hall pays approximately $90 million per month in garbage collection fees to its two major contractors, Puran Bros Disposal Service and Cevons Waste Management Inc.“In our 2018 Budget, the $200 million that was given to us by the Government will be busted to purchase two new garbage trucks. Until those trucks are here, I don’t think we have the capacity to clear effectively the areas that the Council controls and we are still looking at that,” Mayor Patricia Chase Green has stated.The two waste management firms had withdrawn their services on July 30, 2017, as City Hall’s debts had risen to the multimillion-dollar range.According to the companies, the issue of non-payment has been a long-standing one, with many debts going as far back as 2015. However, they have since resumed collection after the municipality approached Central Government through the Communities Ministry for a bailout of $475,635, 245 to settle the city’s debt to Puran Brothers, Cevons, and another company after they would have pulled their services owing to non-payment.The bailout was granted and Central Government decided to pick up the tab until December 31, 2018, after which the M&CC would step in.On September 1 last year, the M&CC implemented fees for commercial waste collection. Small business operators are required to pay $5000 per month while medium businesses will contend with $8000 per month.However, large business operators across Georgetown are required to pay the most significant figure of $12,000 per month for their waste collection.The Solid Waste Director had told the Council that while the originally approved fees for commercial garbage collection were $5000, $10,000 and $15,000 – the last two were reduced to $8000 and $12,000 after consultations.last_img read more

Deschamps urges France to make amends for Euros

first_imgFrance’s own supremely talented young squad will now aim to make amends for defeat on home soil to Portugal two years ago in Sunday’s showpiece against England or Croatia.“Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago,” said Deschamps.“It is something exceptional. I am very happy for my players. They are young but they have character, a (winning) mentality.”In a World Cup replete with set-piece goals, a corner again proved decisive when Umtiti timed his run perfectly to meet Antoine Griezmann’s delivery six minutes into the second half.“The difference sadly is a set play in a very close and tight game,” lamented Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.“If you are going to have to lose such a match, which is bearable, it is the manner in which our players lost, pushing for everything, trying everything until the final whistle.”Apart from being the match winner, Umtiti’s partnership with Raphael Varane in central defence continues to flourish, and when called upon, captain Hugo Lloris made important saves at key moments.At the other end of the field, teenager Kylian Mbappe was France’s biggest threat, but it was another off night for Olivier Giroud as the focal point of Deschamps’s attack.Giroud has not scored in eight games and is yet to even have a shot on target in Russia.“I’m not missing too much,” insisted Giroud. “I would have liked to help the team, make the breakthrough tonight.“That was not the case but, once again, I am confident in my chances to score in the final and help bring back the World Cup. I really hope to do it in the final.”– Hazard threat –Belgium controlled possession early on with Eden Hazard the biggest threat. The Chelsea forward pulled the first attempt of goal just beyond the far post, but his next effort was arrowing into the top corner until it flicked off Varane’s head and deflected just over.Goalkeepers Lloris and Thibaut Courtois played a huge part their sides’ quarter-final victories and it was only thanks to two of the best ‘keepers in the world that the game remained goalless at half-time.First, Lloris flew to his right to turn behind Toby Alderweireld’s shot on the turn.At the other end, Mbappe demonstrated the subtler side to his game to play in Benjamin Pavard, but Courtois used his massive 6 feet 5 inch (199 centimetre) frame to deny the Stuttgart full-back his second goal of the tournament.Giroud did at least have a part to play in the decisive opener as, after his shot was deflected wide, Griezmann’s corner was flicked in at the near post by Umtiti.Martinez introduced an extra attacker in Dries Mertens in an attempt to turn the tide and he nearly had an immediate impact as his cross was headed inches wide by Marouane Fellaini.That was as close as Belgium came to taking the game to extra-time, though, as Lloris comfortably parried a long-range pile-driver from Axel Witsel.But for Courtois, France’s margin of victory would have been greater as he made saves from Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso in stoppage time.For the generation of Hazard, De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, beating Brazil in the quarter-finals was meant to be the breakthrough on the way to winning a major tournament for the first time. Instead, it proved to be another false dawn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates his winner against Belgium in the World Cup semi-final © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 10 – France coach Didier Deschamps urged his side to seize their chance of redemption in the World Cup final after admitting he has still not got over the pain of defeat in the Euro 2016 final.Samuel Umtiti headed the only goal in a 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, consigning the Red Devils ‘golden generation’ to another bitter defeat.last_img read more

Video – Bournemouth close in on this former Manchester United striker?

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has been linked with a move to Premier League newboys Bournemouth this summer.The Bulgarian’s contract has expired at Ligue 1 side Monaco – and he is reportedly keen to link up with Eddie Howe’s side.Judging by the video above – you can see why the Cherries are keen on the ex-Tottenham star!You can watch Dimitar Berbatov’s greatest moments for Monaco above and leave your thoughts on former Spurs and Red Devils striker below…last_img

‘Newlywed Bandits’ nabbed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Rocha is a student at Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier and Meyercamp is on parole, Eimiller said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. The so-called Newlywed Bandits, believed to be responsible for five Los Angeles-area bank robberies in a three-week span, were in custody today in Las Vegas, an FBI spokeswoman said. Rayceana Racheal Rocha, 22, and Paul Harlen Meyercamp, Jr., 26, allegedly robbed a pedestrian and carjacked a vehicle in Las Vegas yesterday, then led police on a pursuit, Laura Eimiller of the FBI said. Rocha, who was driving, crashed the vehicle and was taken into custody. Meyercamp was caught following a brief foot pursuit, Eimiller said. The two are being held in Las Vegas, she said. Between Oct. 18 and Nov. 8, they allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo branch in La Habra, East West Bank branches in El Monte and Diamond Bar, a Bank of America in Duarte and a Downey Savings in Claremont, she said. 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

Councilwoman breaks her hip

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“We are all devastated,” she said. “What next?” Putnam, who was making progress at an assisted-living facility in Loma Linda, is now recovering from the hip injury at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “It’s a setback for Betty, but we just don’t know how bad it is,” Latham said. She suffered major head trauma after falling from a 6-foot ladder on Sept. 12 trying to take down a wasp’s nest at a constituent’s home. The injuries included a skull fracture and bleeding and swelling of the brain. The family is now looking into a facility for Putnam to recover and then undergo rehabilitation from the hip surgery. At this point, Latham said, she is not receiving any visitors, but can receive cards and flowers. It’s unfortunate, he said, because Putnam, a former schoolteacher, had been making reasonably good progress. About a month ago Putnam was moved from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier to the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. “She was able to talk to us then,” Sharp said, and walked with the assistance of her daughter. Doctors had also removed the feeding tube from her abdomen, allowing her to eat on her own. “She’s a fighter,” Sharp said. “Hopefully she can get over this latest injury.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Councilwoman Betty Putnam has suffered a setback in her recovery from a brain injury earlier this year, city officials said. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Putnam, 77, fell while trying to walk with the aid of a walker and broke her hip. “She apparently was alone and was using the walker and fell, injuring her hip,” said Fred Latham, Santa Fe Springs city manager. “She hurt herself pretty badly.” According to a family friend, May Sharp, Putnam has had surgery to repair her broken hip. last_img read more

Nothing small about this victory for Kings

first_img Not that the Kings figured to be impressed. Dustin Brown and Jason LaBarbera certainly weren’t. After games against three modestly talented opponents, the Kings faced their biggest challenge of the young season and beat the Oilers 3-1 in front of 16,394 at Staples Center. “He didn’t like it. I don’t think he likes getting hit,” Brown said of Pronger. “That’s what I do. I don’t really go after anyone in particular. If there’s a check to finish, I finish it.” Brown’s goal broke a 1-1 tie with 3:23 remaining in the second period, then the Kings added an insurance goal 76 seconds into the third period when Eric Belanger scored in a second consecutive game. Sean Avery started the play when he picked up the puck near the boards and fired a shot. Edmonton goalie Ty Conklin couldn’t control the puck and Belanger beat Marc-Andre Bergeron to the net and pushed the rebound past Conklin for a 3-1 Kings lead. The Kings’ rotating-goalie system gave LaBarbera another chance to shine on Tuesday, and for the most part, he did. Similar to his first start, LaBarbera allowed a soft goal in the first period, which this time tied the game 1-1, and then settled down in the face of a strong Edmonton offensive attack. “Jason doesn’t have to tease us,” Murray joked, regarding the soft early goal. “We kind of said on the bench that we knew he’d recover, and he was solid the rest of the way.” With Murray alternating between LaBarbera and Mathieu Garon, LaBarbera knows the importance of every start, and he certainly didn’t hurt himself Tuesday with a 23-save effort. Things could have gone bad for the Kings early in the second period, when penalties to Avery and Mike Weaver gave the Oilers a 5-on-3 power play, but that’s when LaBarbera came up biggest. LaBarbera made three tough saves during the penalty kill, most notably a glove save on a point-blank shot by Jarret Stoll, and two minutes after the power play ended, LaBarbera stopped a breakaway chance by Raffi Torres as the Oilers threatened to dominate the game’s offensive chances. “I think that might have been the turning point,” LaBarbera said of the 5-on-3 kill. “Any time you do that, it gives you some momentum. Our guys stepped up and did what they had to do there.” The Kings started strong and took a 1-0 lead when Joe Corvo scored on the power play with 6:27 left in the first period and Marc-Andre Bergeron tied the game three minutes later. With under four minutes remaining in the second period, Brown picked up a loose puck along the boards in the Oilers’ zone and skated in on net. Brown cut to the side of the net and, with Ty Conklin expecting a centering pass, Brown instead sent a wrist shot to the short side and beat Conklin for a 2-1 Kings lead. “I thought we had a lot of great performances,” Murray said, “but we needed them because we also had a lot of weak performances.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Edmonton Oilers came to town Tuesday representing all that is good about the new NHL. Stuck in a small market with a low payroll, the Oilers didn’t have much hope under the old system, but the salary cap has turned them into contenders and the rules changes have made them fun to watch. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Kings got the job done with two things that will greatly enhance their chances for success this season: gritty play from a forward such as Brown and solid goaltending. Brown, who was a soft-spoken 18-year-old rookie when last seen on the ice, is developing into a monster. He leveled Edmonton defenseman Chris Pronger with a check in the first period, then, in the second period, stripped the puck from Pronger along the boards and skated in to score the Kings’ second goal. “Dustin just plays the game,” coach Andy Murray said. “He’s an honest competitor.” Actually, he’s turning into much more than that. With a motor that never seems to stop, Brown’s physical play has game-altering ability, and he’s also a threat to score. Going after Pronger, formerly the NHL’s MVP and top defenseman? Just part of the job. last_img read more


first_imgTWO ambulances are at the scene of a two-car collision on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Two vehicles collided at Ballaghdearg, between Mountain Top and Illistrin, shortly before 11am.The incident took place close to a turn-off where a wake was taking place. The vehicles – one with a northern registration and one Donegal registered people carrier – were badly damaged.Drivers of both vehicles were being helped and comforted by other motorists whilst waiting on the ambulances. AMBULANCES AT SCENE OF LETTERKENNY CAR CRASH was last modified: August 5th, 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:Ballaghdeargcarcrashletterkennylast_img read more

This couple are flying on the wings of love after their Donegal enagagment!

first_imgLove lifted up a couple to a romantic proposal over a Donegal beach this week – bringing engagement stories to new heights. Yvonne McDaid and Shaun Hasson from Derry were flying through the clear blue Donegal skies on Monday when Shaun planned an elaborate proposal using a Donegal beach.Yvonne had bought her partner flying lessons with the Eglinton Flying Club for Christmas, but he turned the introductory journey into a gift for both of them. Shaun enlisted his parents to mark out a huge “Will you marry me?” sign on Lisfannon Beach, which Yvonne would spot from the air, BBCNI reports.They were flying past the 12ft letters when Shaun brought out the ring and popped the question. Thankfully, he had Flight Instructor Eugene McShane prepared to take over the plane controls when he said a codeword!Photo: Eglinton Flying ClubInstead of yes, Yvonne replied with ‘You’re dead’, Shaun told the BBC.He said: “My mother and father, my friends were all involved. We tested out (the proposal message) with a rake on the beach but it all depended on the tides. “I was raging when I didn’t get a picture of the letters but I just had too much on my mind.“She’s just the perfect woman and I always thought one day, one day.”This day was just another celebratory moment for the couple, as Yvonne is due to have a baby this year.Eugene McShane, Yvonne McDaid and Shaun Hasson. Photo: Eglinton Flying ClubFeatured photos from the Eglinton Flying ClubThis couple are flying on the wings of love after their Donegal enagagment! was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

U.S. Senate panel would give slight boost to energy science budget

first_imgAn Exascale Computing Initiative to build the next generation of superfast computers would get $151 million, including $91 million within the Office of Science. The funding “will keep DOE on track to deploy this next-generation computing system by 2022,” according to the panel’s summary. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) science program would see a slight budget increase under a spending bill approved today by a U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee. The bill would provide $5.086 billion for DOE’s Office of Science in the 2015 fiscal year that begins 1 October. That is about $20 million above current spending levels and about $25 million less than requested by President Barack Obama.The details of the bill, which is scheduled to go before the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, are not yet available. But a committee summary offers a few nuggets: Overall, DOE would receive $28.359 billion, $1.091 billion above current spending and $64 million below the president’s budget request. Some $684 million of the increase would go to the $11 billion National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.center_img Funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would remain flat at $280 million, which is $45 million below the White House’s request of $325 million.The summary is silent on funding levels for ITER, the international fusion energy project under construction in France. 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The Senate’s DOE numbers are slightly higher than those approved earlier this month by the U.S. House of Representatives’ spending panel.  The House panel would provide $5.071 billion for DOE’s Office of Science, essentially the same as this year’s budget and about $40 million less than the White House request. The House would also hold funding steady for ARPA-E.Once the Senate and House complete work on their bills, any differences must be resolved in a conference between the two bodies. No decision on final spending levels for 2015 is expected until after the elections in November.last_img read more