first_imgEx-Justice Cooper signs the Book of Condolence at the LNBA office in Monrovia.-Former Chief Justice CooperFormer Chief Justice Henry Reed Cooper has described the late Dean David A.B. Jallah as one of the best and astute legal practitioners, who inspired a generation of young lawyers and whose death is an irreparable loss to the nation.Justice Cooper said that Jallah’s death is a loss not only to the legal community, but also to the country’s Judiciary System and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, where he once served as a president.Cllr. Cooper was among several lawyers that include four of the five current associate justices of the Supreme Court to sign the Book of Condolence yesterday in honor of the late Cllr. Jallah, former Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.The signing ceremony was opened by the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) at its office on Ashmun Street office where Jallah also served as one of its president.Cllr. Jallah passed away on the morning of Monday, May 20, when he fainted and was rushed to the Redemption Hospital. There, doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival.Before he signed the book of condolence, Cllr. Cooper recalled how Cllr. Jallah was under his mentorship with the passion to become a “very successful” lawyer that Liberia can boast of.“He wanted to become a good lawyer and so, he worked very hard to earn that. He did plenty of things for this country and the legal community, so we are going to miss him a lot,” the former chief justice lamented of the late Dean Jallah.On behalf of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Jamesetta Howard Wolokollie informed the bereaved family and the LNBA members that the judiciary stands and mourns with them in this difficult period of bereavement.“Dean Jallah played a very good role, particularly with the legal process and we are going to miss him,” Justice Wolokollie said.LNBA President Moses Peagar said Dean Jallah was a ‘reservoir of knowledge,’ and that his death was a loss to the country, specifically in the legal corridor.“Dean Jallah was not just a lawyer, but an educator who imparted knowledge unto us, because he believed in sharing knowledge,” Cllr. Paegar said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA team of volunteers have set out to restore a piece of history at one of Donegal’s most iconic tourist locations.The many EIRE markers dotted around Ireland’s coastline are one of the lasting reminders of the local impact of World War II. The giant stone signs and numbers were laid out in the 1940s as a navigation aid for American bomber pilots. They also warned wartime airmen that they were flying over a neutral country.There are 14 impressive markers on the Donegal coastline and 83 nationally. However, as the decades go by, some signs have fallen victim to the elements. One such sign at Carrigan Head, near the Sliabh Liag viewing point, was barely visible to the eye.But a resourceful group of locals have started to restore the landmark to its former glory.EIRE 71 sign restoration at Sliabh Liag, 6th April 2019The nine volunteers from Teelin and Carrick took it upon themselves to work on the sign last Saturday. With just an old photograph as a guide, they removed the sod from the stones which, after 70 years, were almost all underground. The team plans to return again to clean and whitewash the rocks in the coming weeks.Ciaran McHugh, a member of the restoration team, said the project was born from locals taking an active pride in their area. “It all started as a bit of pub talk. We were tired of waiting on someone to fix the sign so we decided to do it ourselves,” Ciaran said.“It’s a lovely part of our heritage. When we were working last weekend there was umpteen tourists over asking what we were doing and it got a lot of attention.”EIRE 71 sign restoration at Sliabh Liag, 6th April 2019Mr McHugh said the restored marker will only add to the historic wonder of Sliabh Liag.“The signs really add to the area. You have the sea cliffs on one sign and this lovely sign. It’s local pride, it’s a beautiful part of Donegal and on the Wild Atlantic Way too,” he said.EIRE 71 sign restoration at Sliabh Liag, 6th April 2019Local pride inspires restoration of historic ÉIRE sign was last modified: April 8th, 2019 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) Tags:Communityeire signmarkersrestorationsliabh liagworld war twolast_img read more

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — A tough afternoon took a turn for the worse when D’Angelo Russell got ejected mid-way through the third quarter as the Warriors were on the verge of a blowout loss to the Thunder.The Warriors trailed 79-47 with 7:13 left in the third quarter when Russell drove to the rim and made a floater, drawing contact from Thunder guard Chris Paul. Believing he was fouled, Russell got into the face of referee James Williams, who immediately assessed a technical foul. Russell then …last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Analysis#start#startups Designer Nicholas Felton formalized his passion for personal infographics in 2005 when he issued his first Annual Report. He tracked his time spent working, the countries he’d visited, his favorite books and even his favorite refreshment. The report was a mix of pie charts, bar graphs and lifestyle-based statistics. Today, Felton and friend Ryan Case have built a community site to help others track the day-to-day data that makes each of us individuals. Daytum offers infographics for the masses.Says Felton, “One of the appealing aspects of the Annual Reports is their tendency to make readers reflect on their own lives. After a few years of creating these reports, I realized that the methods I use to transcribe my activities have a greater appeal.”Felton credits Case with proposing the idea of taking the methodology of the Annual Report and converting it into a website. Although the site is run by just the two employees, Daytum is already on its way to receiving its 1 millionth data entry. The two have also found a way to monetize the site by introducing a $4 dollar per month Daytum Plus plan with multifaceted privacy controls and the ability to add more data sets. From tracking the daily musings of Charley the Lhasa Apso, to building CVs and building cases for donations and emergency relief – Daytum is offering users a chance to produce attractive charts in an easy-to-use interface. While sites like Dopplr or Mint offer issues-based data visualization, Daytum helps us chart the things we want to reveal about ourselves. Says Felton, “There is a lot of honesty in data, and better tools for recording and displaying information help everyone. This may be a greater knowledge of self and an accurate image of habits (good and bad), a more nuanced portrait of a person, or a macro-image of an event or issue. There is much to be gained from this transparency.” To test the service visit Daytum.com Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshirocenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgFor the U.S., it’s like getting a C-plus on its carbon-reduction report card, to which the teacher has attached an admonishment: “Sam is definitely doing better, but still has lots of room for improvement!”The “report card,” in this case, is the 2009 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index, which has been developed by the Environment Institute at University College London to track 34 countries’ progress toward reducing carbon emissions in their built environments. The index, also known as ZC2, is based on measures of energy consumption in the residential, commercial, and transportation sectors, and on implementation of national policies aimed at achieving zero-carbon performance.UCL released the ZC2 for 2009 this week along with results for 2008 to show not only current rankings but year-over-year improvements or declines in each country’s standing. Norway’s performance pushed it to the top of the 2008 ranking, and its performance in 2009 kept it in first place. Right behind it are Brazil, the UK, China and Australia (which share 4th place), and New Zealand.Researchers said they analyzed International Energy Agency data focused on three principal sets of indicators: 1) energy consumption associated with the residential, transportation, and tertiary (i.e. commercial and public services) sectors, since “the energy demand from these sectors is closely associated with the form, layout and structure of the built environment”; 2) progress toward “decarbonization” through the use of renewable energy as a “total primary energy supply” (TPES); 3) and an evaluation of the policy frameworks in place to promote carbon reductions in the built environment.EU policies bearing fruitThe U.S. is in a lowly position in the ranking, currently sharing 25th place with Poland. It is just ahead of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, and South Africa, and right behind Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, and Spain.The five countries whose ranking improved the most are the Slovak Republic, which went from 26th place (which it shared with Canada) in 2008 to 20th in 2009; France, which went from 24th to 17th place; Germany, which went from 15th (tied with Turkey) to 9th place; and the U.S, which went from 30th to 25th place.In general, UCL researchers note, countries in the European Union – including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK – ranked relatively high on the index chart, indicating that the EU’s ambitious carbon-reduction policies are prompting significant shifts in built-environment practices and behavior.last_img read more

first_imgThe J&K’s political parties on Monday called for “simultaneous and early” Assembly and Parliament elections, as the full team of Election Commission of India (ECI) arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to hold deliberations and assess the ground situation.The ECI team, comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa, met at least 11 political parties and individuals in Srinagar. It also held discussions with senior officers of the police and the administration “to get a first-hand information on the ground situation” of the State, which witnessed several cycles of both street and militancy-related violence since 2014.“Elections are soon going to be held to uphold the principles of democracy. The ECI desires that the elections should be the most inclusive with absolute neutrality by people involved in organising them” CEC Arora said.The ECI team met the representatives of National Conference (NC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress, BJP, CPI (M), Peoples Conference (PC), People Democratic Front (PDF), Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN), Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) etc. in Srinagar and sought their inputs.“Situation in Kashmir is fragile. An elected government is the only way out to bring normalcy. The ECI should not wait to announce dates for holding both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls together,” said NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar.PDP leader A. R. Veeri also told the ECI that “prevailing alienation and unpredictable situation can only be handled by an elected government and both the elections should be held simultaneously”. Seconding the demand to hold both the elections together, Congress leader Taj Mohiudin said, “Security agencies should create a conducive atmosphere for polls”. AIP chief Engineer Rashid early these elections were important to allow the local government “to deal with the issues of Article 35A and Article 370”. CPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami pointed out that “in absence of an elected government, uncertainty in the State is was deepening day-by-day”. “There is no justification to delay elections in J&K, neither political nor constitutional. The elections dates for both Parliament and Assembly should be announced soon,” said Mr. Tarigami. DPN chief Ghulam Hassan Mir said holding early elections would be a test “whether the ECI was an independent body or was influenced by the Centre”. The BJP said it’s also ready to face the elections. “We expressed our readiness to contest the elections as and when ECI desired it,” said BJP spokesman Altaf Thakur.Meanwhile, the ECI team reviewed “preparedness of various departments of civil and police administration”, besides transportation of EVMs and polling material. The ECI team will visit Jammu on Tuesday and meet political parties there before it leaves for New Delhi to take a final call.J&K first came under the Governor’s rule on June 19, 2018 and under President’s rule on December 19, 2018. The state is without an elected government for around 10 months and the President’s rule will complete its six months in June this year.last_img read more