Cab, Cash Up in Flames

first_imgCab driver Boakai Fofana, in his late sixties, and sympathizers watched in horror as his taxi burst into flames on the corner of Benson and Clay Street, Monrovia late yesterday afternoon.Fofana told the Daily Observer that he had completed the day’s work and was going to park the taxi at Divine Parking Lot when his car caught fire.“I was about to reverse the car when I heard a big sound,” Fofana said, “When I looked it was fire in the engine.”He said he jumped out of the car and while outside he saw the flames increasing.“I could do nothing,” Fofana said, “so I moved away to safety.”He said he left a substantial amount of cash in the car. Neighbors who rushed to his aid fought desperately with anything they could lay their hands on.“I am just a driver because this car is not for me,” he told the Daily Observer.On the scene, our reporter saw sympathizers, mostly men hauling sand, and there were a couple of people who came with fire-extinguishers to help, but to no avail.As others fought to quench the fire without success, bystanders pulled out their mobile phones and began to take pictures.As the flames increased and it was apparent that all was lost, sympathizers pushed the car away from the center of the road.With fire having a field day, fire service truck, with siren blaring arrived on the scene, and immediately began to salvage what was left.Driver Fofana meanwhile was taken away by friends in the area.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 witnesses to testify in attempted murder case involving ex-con

first_imgA man who allegedly threatened to kill the woman with whom he used to live was placed on a one-year bond to keep the peace behaviour when he appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court last week.Ex-convict Lennox CortThe Virtual Complainant (VC), 42-year-old Simone Glasgow, of Good Intent Village, West Bank Demerara, opted against pursuing the matter. The former accused, Travis Garret was said to have used threatening language against Glasgow at Murphy Street, Good Intent, when he threatened to kill her during a heated argument.She promptly reported the matter on December 4 at the Wales Police Station which caused him to be arrested and charged. From the witness box on Thursday last, Glasgow under oath informed the court that she would not offer evidence against the defendant. She further told presiding Magistrate Annette Singh that she did not intend to live with Garret again who denied that he ever threatened to kill Glasgow.As such, Magistrate Singh dismissed the matter against him and placed him on a one-year bond to keep the peace. She stressed that should Garret breach the court’s order, he will spend one month in jail.last_img read more

Nicki Haugan claims Holy Grail

first_imgOfficial times are still being tallied from the various races, and will eventually be made available through the Sub Zero Running Club’s official website. They did so without the Grande Prairie Wolves Runners, who couldn’t make it as they were running in another race.Placing first in the 20-34 age bracket, 5 km race was Nicki Haugan, who also placed first overall.Broyden Bennett took top honours in the men’s 20-34 age division, while Norma Webster won the women’s 35-49 category.- Advertisement -Steve Sadownik of Fort St. John’s Inconnu Swim Club won the men’s 35-49 age division.The morning race also featured a men’s and a women’s over-50 age bracket, which was won by Dave Sloan and Barb Polehoykie respectively.A 3 km distance for juveniles was also held, as well as a 1.5 km distance for children to race in.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: Stones can be as good as Ferdinand, talkSPORT told

first_imgDietmar Hamann believes England defender John Stones can follow in the footsteps of former Three Lions captain Rio Ferdinand and develop into a top class centre-half.Everton starlet Stones has impressed in his short time in the Premier League and has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.The Blues have had three bids rejected by the Merseysiders already, but are confident of landing the 21-year-old in a mega £40million deal before the transfer window shuts after he handed in a transfer request on Tuesday.Ferdinand also went for big money at a young age, moving from Leeds United to Manchester United in 2002 for £31million at 24-years-old.Many eyebrows were raised at United paying such a hefty price, but the fee was soon forgotten as Ferdinand developed into one of the world’s leading centre-backs.And former German international Hamann believes Stones has the quality to emulate the Three Lions great.“John Stones is a huge talent, a tremendous player and I love watching him,” he told Colin Murray.“He reminds me of Rio Ferdinand when he started at West Ham and went to Leeds. He’s effortless on the ball, he’s got a good eye, good technique, he’s strong and quick. He looks the real deal.”When asked if he can be as good as Ferdinand, Hamann replied: “Of course he can, there’s no reason to believe he can’t.“If he goes to Chelsea he may improve and develop a bit quicker because he will play with better players, play against better players and play in the Champions League.”The former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder added: “£40million may look like a lot of money, but it’s just the market at the moment. If the TV deals over the next two or so years go up as they did this season, you could have a bargain.”last_img read more


first_imgLYIT Careers Fair, Catherine Lyster, Billy Bennett and Paul Hannigan Pic: Clive WassonDont’ miss the Careers and Postgrad Studies Fair on Monday 21 Oct 10 – 3pm if you’re looking to change career,or want to meet some recruiting employers. Admission is free and there will be lots of free advice, jobs and useful seminars.With over 60 exhibitors, you will be able to meet with a broad selection of employers, education providers, professional bodies and to find out about opportunities for working abroad. In addition to the main event, there are a selection of interesting seminars on topics such as issues to consider if working abroad, effective presentation – tricks of the trade , using Linked In in your job search, and Dress to impress for Success. (If you wish to book for these seminars, book now by emailing is also the CV Clinic, staffed by experts who can help you tailor your CV for whatever job you are applying to. There will be a large Jobs Wall highlighting a large range of current vacancies.For information on exhibitors and seminars, please view our Facebook page or check out how it helped people last year THE LYIT CAREER AND POSTGRAD FAIR – COULD BE JUST THE JOB! was last modified: October 18th, 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

Watch: Byrne Brothers wow crowd with performance of ‘Amazing Grace’

first_imgThe Byrne Brothers brought a busy Galway street to a standstill with their incredible rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’.The video, captured by Connaught’s Camera Club, has been viewed over 1.1 million times!Luca (13) plays the button accordion, Finn (11) is adept at the banjo, mandolin and whistle, and little brother Dempsey (8) plays the whistle and bodhran. Dad Tommy is a renowned multi-instrumentalist and Irish show director, known for his expertise on the guitar, uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes, and bodhran. The hugely talented Mountcharles brothers are also Irish dancing champions and were the stars of last year’s Late Late Toy Show.Their remarkable performance is sure to get your feet tapping!Watch: Byrne Brothers wow crowd with performance of ‘Amazing Grace’ was last modified: December 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Amazing GraceByrne Brotherswatchlast_img read more

Rafferty like a new signing – Hayes

first_imgChelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes says having England left-back Claire Rafferty fully fit after a full pre-season is as big a boost as any high-profile summer signing.Rafferty, Chelsea’s longest serving player, has suffered three anterior cruciate ligament injuries during her career.And although the 26-year-old played her part as Chelsea finished runners-up to Liverpool in last season’s Women’s Super League, the latest knee injury meant she did not have a full-pre season and did not return to first-team action until early May.Hayes told West London Sport: “It’s like having another new signing.“She is the best left-back in England and I am proud of the work she has done to get back to this level.“Last season we had to manage her training and her games but the priority was to make sure she has a long career and not overdo things too soon.”Chelsea begin their WSL campaign with an away game against Notts County at Meadow Lane on Sunday.See also:Chelsea relish passing game – RaffertyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Arsenal v Chelsea: Oscar starts, Hazard on bench

first_imgOscar returns to Chelsea’s starting line-up for the London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, where Eden Hazard is on the Blues bench.Oscar comes in for Pedro, while Hazard returns to the squad following a recent groin injury.Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have been passed fit after overcoming hamstring and foot problems respectively. Ozil starts, while Sanchez is among the Gunners’ substitutes.Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil, Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.Subs: Gibbs, Gabriel, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Chambers, Elneny.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Hazard, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Veggie Tales of Human Evolution

first_imgEvolutionists may not know who our human ancestors were, but they know they were vegans. That seems to be the essence of a couple of new twists on the human evolution saga.Pear-shaped tones: Paranthropus has been called the “Nutcracker Man” because of robust teeth assumed strong enough to munch on nuts and seeds. Enter the Sugar-Plum Fairy into this Nutcracker Suite. Science Daily reported it more likely that this “ancient hominin” (roughly a homonym for hominid) ate fruit. Researchers at University of Arkansas examined microscopic scratches on the teeth and deduced that Paranthropus wasn’t eating nuts, even if he had the jaws and skull for them. Instead, it appeared he had been dining on a kind of tutti-fruity jell-o. The article is accompanied by an artist’s conception of the furry father figure sucking on a big juicy fruit. Gorillas, for instance, have the equipment for chewing tough leaves, but will take fruit every time if given the choice. “The morphology suggests what P. boisei could eat, but not necessarily what it did eat,” said the lead researcher. He explained why this change in thinking is more than a fad diet:“These findings totally run counter to what people have been saying for the last half a century,” said Peter Ungar, professor of anthropology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. “We have to sit back and re-evaluate what we once thought.”…. This finding represents a fundamental shift in the way researchers look at the diets of these hominins. “This challenges the fundamental assumptions of why such specializations occur in nature,”Ungar said. “It shows that animals can develop an extreme degree of specialization without the specialized object becoming a preferred resource.”This is indeed worrisome. What will scientists in 2058 be overthrowing that today’s scientists will claim for the next 50 years? Even then, who should re-evaluate the re-evaluators?Cave Cookout: What’s more iconic than brutish cavemen and cave-women barbecuing mammoth meat over a campfire? Better add the salad bar. National Geographic News now says that Neanderthals ate vegetables. The truth is in the tooth, they say. “It seems logical to me that they took advantage of any food sources they had available in their environments, which would vary from place to place and from time to time.” An Iraqi Neanderthal apparently liked plant food, according to its discoverers. The claim needs a disclaimer:Henry cautions that Shanidar III is only one fossil and does not provide enough evidence to make conclusive statements about the entirety of the Neandertal diet. “The finding suggests that characterizing Neanderthals as obligate meat-eaters may be wrong, but there is still a lot more work to be done on this issue,” Henry said.In spite of the disclaimers, the researchers claimed that by employing various methods they could get “a much more realistic picture of paleodiets.”What the Public Is ToldFundamental assumptions may continue to be overthrown, but the parade of human evolution displayed for the public marches on. A press release described a new exhibit on human evolution by the University of Pennsylvania that offers “thought-provoking and insightful” experiences at viewing humans in the broad context of mammals. Janet Monge and Alan Mann wrote of Darwin’s theory,This powerful theory, which appears in the news virtually every week because of the controversy surrounding it, has vast implications that affect every aspect of our lives. As the explanatory tool of all the related fields in the biological sciences, nothing makes sense except in the light of evolutionary process. Our new exhibit makes this point during Penn’s Year of Evolution, which celebrates Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday.If a controversy surrounds a theory 149 years old, there must be at least a few smart people who have reasons to doubt it. One might think those controversial issues deserve be aired and addressed. What are those controversies? The article didn’t say. It simply consigned all doubters to an emotional, full-immersion, multi-media re-education camp:The genesis of the idea came from Alan Mann’s realization that students seemed to understand the broad impact of evolutionary process if they could witness it for themselves in their own bodies and minds. In order to evoke this response in the context of the exhibit, we challenge visitors to try to understand and define what it means to be human—to revel in the experience of humanness. We ask them to witness the evolutionary process and to contextualize the human experience. This part of the exhibit is peppered with over 200 touchable casts of both modern and extinct mammals and primates, including many of our human ancestors, our chimp relatives, and even comparisons to horses and whales. Visitors are now ready to see evolutionary history in their own bodies.A skeptic not yet immersed in the revelry might ask whether casts of extinct and living animals necessarily demonstrate an ancestral relationship. In addition, calling certain casts human ancestors and chimp relatives seems to beg the question that Darwin’s theory is the only or best explanation for the observations. The parade continues without a misstep. What evidence does the museum show forth during the controlled experience to support the broad view that humans emerged from other mammals by an undirected process of mutation and natural selection? Some listed were: “bad backs, difficult childbirths, teeth that do not fit in our jaws, as well as many other maladies that are best understood from an evolutionary perspective.” In other words, the authors appealed to dysteleology (bad design) – a theological issue – the assumption being that no God would design such maladies. But if evolution is so good at adapting animals to their environments, as in whales and horses, the same charge could be leveled at the evolutionary process. Why would not every stage of every missing link be perfectly adapted to its niche for its time? Why would bad backs and insufficiently-sized birth canals persist for 100,000 years? The authors did not ask such questions. They did, however, make it clear that the “understanding of evolution” requires purposelessness: “it is not progress and it is not predictable.” A corollary of the undirected nature of evolution is that it is not progressive and it is not complete. This brings us back to the diet question: ““What implications do changing patterns in diet have on human health and disease? How will human-based environmental change influence human biology and culture in the future?” Evolution is not just about the past. It’s what was, what is, and what will be. The goals of this exhibit are much more expansive than the hall in which it is housed. If the exhibit succeeds, our visitors will leave knowing that humans are part of the natural world—one species among the many mammals and primates all descended from a common ancestor—and that we are the product of the process of evolution, which has made us functional through a series of compromises, but not perfect, as can be seen in certain human ailments that may be the consequence of our evolution. Our visitors will appreciate the many ways in which our evolutionary past defines our bodies, our minds, our culture, and our destiny. They will understand that human societies and cultures have developed in different ways in response to specific environments around the world, but also in similar ways in response to the same basic human needs. They will have seen that scientists are constantly searching for, finding, and interpreting evidence of the evolutionary process, and they will begin to imagine the impact of future medical and biological developments on human evolution as they join us in exploring our shared history and potential future as human animals.A major theme of the museum, stated and restated, emphasizes evolution’s practical relevance: “The evolutionary process and its outcomes have a profound impact on every aspect of our daily lives.” The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum might agree, but with completely different assumptions, definitions, aims and conclusions.The block quote above won Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week because it begs numerous questions and is self-refuting. Experienced readers will know why. Just look at all the values words: aims, succeeds, knowing, compromises, perfect, appreciate, searching for, finding, interpreting evidence as if an evolved monkey brain even has access to reality, let alone any hope of knowing anything. The aims of this exhibit exceed the capabilities of an evolved cerebrum. Why have aims, anyway, if evolution is aimless? Notice that the first two stories indicated major revolutions in the storytelling plot. Mixed in with those were doubts about the ability of science in 2008 to say anything definitive about past behaviors. As for the ailments our cave ancestors supposedly passed on to us, these have all been answered with creationary responses (e.g., Creation Magazine and Technical Journal) – as if that were even necessary. It would be gratuitous to respond to any self-refuting proposition. We hope the bottom line message of Year of Evolution was not lost on pastors, churchgoers, students, parents and thinking citizens. They told you themselves that this controversial issue of human origins is not just about science, fossils and bad backs. It has “a profound impact on every aspect of our daily lives.” If our “potential future as human animals” is anything like that being explored today (see next entry), with no moral compass, no values and no direction, be afraid – be very afraid. (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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