The reconstruction of the Gbarnga, Ganta to Guinea highway has finally reached Ganta, but there still remains confusion about properties in the right of way, with many wondering when payment will be made to those property owners in order for them to relocate.Caterpillars were seen approaching Ganta city center, bulldozing and removing old pavement to make way for the new. However, the procedure seemed to be hampered by the nearness of stores and shops to the road and their owners’ refusal to move until they are paid for their properties.“We are willing to move, but we want the payment of the money to be done before we leave,” said one Gbeadeh who has his shop very close to the road.The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Works, has done all the appraisals of properties that fall in the right of way, but paying property owners to vacate has remained the problem.In all the cities through which the highway passes, the structures near the road were demolished by the owners before road building equipment arrived, an investigation by the Daily Observer has confirmed.In Ganta, however, nobody is in the mood to vacate due to the delay in the payment of the resettlement package for their properties.“The Chinese are in high gear to finish this work sooner, but it appears that the government is delaying with payment for the properties along the road and this is why it is taking so long for the people to move,” said Oldpa Abuja, a businessman. “When will the people be paid and what time will be given them to leave?” he asked, saying, “This is actually embarrassing.”When contacted, Public Works Resident Engineer in Nimba County, Lahaison Waritay, said the payment to property owners has been prepared by the government and soon (he did not indicate how soon), all those who have their properties from Jackie Guest [House] in Ganta to the Guinea border will be paid.Last month a high powered delegation led by the Minster of Public Works, and including representatives of the World Bank, the EU and the Chinese Construction Firm (Chico), paid a one -day working visit to Ganta to provide the citizens with information about the type of road that was going to be built. In the meeting it was disclosed that the entire road work from Gbarnga to the Guinea border is expected to be completed by July this year.Property owners interviewed by the Daily Observer said, “If the government pays us, we will find somewhere quick to build something and move, but we cannot move if we don’t get our money.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Over 40 children from the Charlestown community, specifically Lombard and Broad streets, had Christmas cheer taken to them through the recent presentation of gifts donated by the staff of Guyana Telephone Telegraph (GTT).The gift-giving initiative was organised by the company’s Social Activities Committee as part of its social outreach programme.“The staff of GTT is extremely elated that we were able to come together to bring joy to the group of children”, head of the Social Committee, Malini Gouridat, noted.She indicated that the charitable work of the Committee would be extended in other communities into 2018.
PALMDALE – Everything will be coming up roses tonight in Palmdale, as the City Council receives its trophy for its 2007 Tournament of Roses parade float and decides whether to enter the 2008 event. During tonight’s meeting, the council will receive the Past President’s Trophy for its 2007 entry, “Good Nature Begins at Home.” The trophy goes to the float with the most creative use of floral and nonfloral materials. The City Council will vote whether to enter the 2008 parade. It costs $150,000 to design and build a float, and the money would have to be included in the city’s 2007-08 budget if the council opts to enter the event. “We have already received an invitation for the ’08 parade,” said Laura Biery, who headed up the city’s two previous parade projects. “The Tournament of Roses is waiting for us to say yes.” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The council is likely to approve the expenditure at the meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. The city’s Rose Parade participation is aimed at improving Palmdale’s image throughout California and the United States while building community pride among residents. “The community pride alone is huge,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “Anyway you want to measure it, it’s been successful.” More than 600 people worked on the city’s 2007 entry. Volunteers ranged in age from 13, the youngest age allowed to work on the float, to 98. “The biggest plus is the community involvement,” said Councilman Steve Knight. “There’s a lot of community involvement and a lot of community support.”
Arsenal celebrate 1 Arsenal hero Alan Smith insists his former side can win this season’s Premier League title without making any more signings.Thierry Henry claims his old club will find it hard to finish first without recruiting a world-class goal scorer.Another Gunners great, David Seaman, meanwhile, believes Arsene Wenger needs two more players to last the distance in the title race.But Smith is of the opinion that Wenger’s squad is already good enough to steal Chelsea’s crown after seeing Arsenal beat the Blues in Sunday’s Community Shield.“I think they can win the league, even if they make no more signings,” Smith said.“I can’t remember a time when (Arsene) Wenger had so many attacking options, it’s frightening.“The biggest challenge is whether they can get to the right level in terms of their winning mentality. But there’s lots to be excited about.”
The City of Angels Film Festival: Justice for All? award-winning documentaries, shorts and classic films with inspirational themes, today and Sunday, Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets: $10 for single screening, $50 for All Screenings Pass, $150 for All Festival Pass. Reserved tickets: (323) 617-4645. Call (626) 304-3775 or see www.cityofangelsfilmfest.org. Autumn Festival of Art, with wine tasting, 3-7p.m. Sunday, Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Admission: $50. Call (818) 784-4515. Martin Luther’s Reformation hymns will be performed during a Reformation Sunday celebration, 4p.m. Sunday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5244 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. A dinner will follow the service; an offering will be taken. Call (818) 761-1846. Family Fall Festival, 6-8p.m. Wednesday, Quartz Hill Foursquare Church, 6015 W. Ave. J-8, West Lancaster. Call (661) 943-1074. Liberating Jesus! a one-man play written and performed by Leonard Jacobsen, 8p.m. Friday, 8p.m. Nov. 3 and 2p.m. Nov. 4, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. Tickets: $20. Call (800) 838-3006 or see www.LiberatingJesusThePlay.com. Fall boutique, 9a.m.-2:30p.m. Nov. 3, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Call (818) 886-1555. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-6:30p.m. Nov. 3 and 8:30a.m.-3p.m. Nov. 4, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-1397. Hanukkah fair, 9a.m.-4p.m. Nov. 4, Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave. Call (818) 246-8101. Holiday boutique and auction, 11a.m.-3p.m. Nov. 4, Valley Beth Israel, 13060 Roscoe Blvd., North Hollywood. Call (818) 782-2281. CROP (Communities Reaching Out to People) Walk, 32nd annual event sponsored by Valley Interfaith Council, 1:30p.m. Nov. 4, Woodland Hills Presbyterian Church, 5751 Platt Ave. Registration, 12:30p.m. Proceeds benefit local food pantries and national and international relief. Call (818) 718-6460 or see www.vic-la.org or www.churchworldservice.com. Why Do Anne Frank and the Holocaust Matter Today? a lecture by Dennis Prager and performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Oaks Christian School: lecture, 1:30p.m. Nov. 5, Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Free. Oaks Christian High School Theatre Arts play performances, 7p.m. Nov. 8, 14, 15, 16 and 17, Oaks Christian School, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. Tickets: $10. Call (805) 492-5611 or see www.oakschristian.org. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity, a lecture by religious scholar and expert on the scrolls James VanderKam, 4p.m. Nov. 6, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 493-3512. The God Who Answers will be the message delivered by Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. Choice, Cooperation and Conviction will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. What is Consciousness? will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. Day of the Dead will be the topic discussed by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. Do You Disguise Your Feelings? will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 268-0036. Removing the Grim Reaper Belief will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451 or see www.centerofspiritualawakening.com Remember Whom You Serve will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lui Tran, 10a.m. Sunday, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-8111. Maybe It’s Me will be the message delivered by the Rev. Anne Felton Hines, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. The Sowing Circle will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. Trusting God and Yourself Are Not the Same Thing will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. Understanding the Age: The World Wide Net will be the message delivered by Larry Redekopp, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call 818) 881-3651. Moslems of Messiah will meet, 7a.m. Sunday, Cornerstone Community Church, 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley. Call 818) 307-2513 or see www.moslemsofmessiah.org. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Israel: The Land and the Spirit, a six-week class focusing on the bond between the Jewish people and Israel led by Rabbi Moshe Bryski, 8p.m. beginning Wednesday, Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Fee: $65, includes textbooks. Reservations requested. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.JewishAcademy.com. Five Great World Religions, a DVD lecture series, will continue with a four-part series on Hinduism, 7:15p.m. Thursday, Chatsworth West United Methodist Church, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 341-1270. Embracing Justice Under God’s Tent is the theme for the annual World Community Day presented by Church Women United of the Conejo, 10a.m. Friday, Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-4216. Unity Church of Burbank and North Hollywood’s 60th anniversary celebration and open house, 5-8p.m. Friday, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. Call (818) 841-4037. Holiday boutique, 9:30a.m.-8p.m. Friday and 9:30a.m.-4p.m. Nov. 3, Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. Call (818) 848-8611.
Wales defender James Collins is in line to return to West Ham, just months after the club angered fans by releasing the long-serving 34-year-old. (The Sun)Manchester City starlet Phil Foden could be set for an England call-up, with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate having spoken to Pep Guardiola about the 19-year-old midfielder. (The Sun)City are considering an emergency loan move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, after number two Claudio Bravo was ruled out with a long-term injury. (AS)Jack Rodwell is in talks over a move to join Championship side Blackburn. The free agent has been training at old club Everton this summer after being released by Sunderland over his poor injury record. (Daily Mail) 4 LIVING THE DREAM 4 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Here’s round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online… Liverpool are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the sale of 23-year-old Belgium forward Divock Origi. (ESPN)Chelsea reportedly need to convince Ruben Loftus-Cheek he is important to the team to get the 22-year-old England international to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham full-back Danny Rose is open to a move Paris Saint-Germain, having turned down the chance to join German club Schalke on loan earlierthis summer. (Evening Standard)But Spurs have received no bids for neither Rose, or Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, with currently set to remain at the north London club – FULL STORY Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on Phil Foden celebrates becoming the youngest Premier League medal-winner in history last season RANKED Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Tottenham striker Harry Kane both turned down the chance to join Real Madrid after the Spanish giants sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus – FULL STORYParis Saint-Germain may be forced to sell Neymar, or forfeit their deal to make World Cup star Kylian Mbappe’s loan deal from Monaco permanent, due to Financial Fair Play. (Onda Cero)Manchester United believe Jose Mourinho’s ‘meltdown’ at Old Trafford is due to his long-term assistant Rui Faria leaving the club back in May. (Daily Star)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is set to meet the owners of French side Bordeaux on Thursday about taking over as their new manager. (Daily Mirror) REVEALED Middlesbrough are hoping to land Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic after Toffees winger Yannick Bolasie opted to join Aston Villa instead of the Boro. (Northern Echo)Crystal Palacewant to loan out midfielder Jason Puncheon, as the 32-year-old Englishman looks to revive his career after injury. (Evening Standard)QPR manager Steve McClaren wants to sign Brighton striker Tomer Hemed, 31, and Burnley forward Nahki Wells, 28, on loan to boost the in-trouble club, who are rock-bottom of the Championship with zero points. (The Sun)Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley is set to emigrate to Norway after resigning from his position, which caused a sensation on social media. (Daily Mail) targets Mo Salah and Harry Kane snubbed Real Madrid this summer LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets PSG may have to sell one of their top stars over FFP Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 4 getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest headlines and exclusives on talkSPORT.com:EXCLUSIVE: Spurs have received no offers for Rose or AlderweireldEXCLUSIVE: David Seaman worried about Arsenal’s defenceChelsea ward off Madrid clubs with Marcos Alonso price tagAnthony Martial to stay and fight for Manchester United placeBesiktas target Manchester City midfielder Fabian DelphRangers battling rivals sign Gareth McAuleyCeltic have bid rejected for Scott McKenna
PALMDALE – Antelope Valley College’s board agreed to pay $5 million toward streets, water and sewer lines and other work needed to establish a Palmdale campus. The college will pay the $5 million to Western Pacific Housing Management Inc., which will pay the remainder of the $14.4 million to $17 million estimated for improvements on the 70-acre site at 37th Street East and Avenue V. “We’re looking at – hopefully – a temporary facility being ready in the fall of ’07 or spring of ’08,” said AVC President Jackie Fisher. The college campus is part of the 540-acre College Park project, a proposed 800-plus-home development. In October, the college board voted to accept the donation of the campus site. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The college is working with a company, AC Martin Partners Inc., to prepare a master plan for the Palmdale campus. The campus will evolve over time, with the initial campus expected to handle about 1,200 students. At completion, the campus will handle about 10,000 students. The college site had been owned by Bushnell Binoculars founder David Bushnell, who died in March. The land for the campus is being donated by a development partnership of Bushnell Enterprises and Schoellerman Investments. The balance of the College Park land is being acquired by Western Pacific Housing, a division of DR Horton, the nation’s largest home builder. Bushnell had first proposed providing the property as part of a housing development 13 years ago. Before state officials will allow construction of the second campus, the college must sustain an enrollment of at least the equivalent of 500 full-time students in Palmdale. The full-time equivalent count stands at 114, said college spokesman Steve Standerfer. AVC now holds classes in part of a leased office building on Palmdale Boulevard. College officials said there is enough room at that site to build up to the 500-full-time equivalent threshold. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Scott Coffelt hit a bases-clearing triple to to put the Eagles up in the first inning and robbed the visitors of a run an inning later with an acrobatic, falling-over-the-fence grab in center field as the Humboldt Eagles 19-U downed visiting Mt. Shasta 6-1, Friday afternoon at St. Bernard’s.Coffelt’s first-inning hit, a gnarly corkscrew of a ground ball through the center of the infield, put the Eagles up 3-0.Caleb Ruiz brought Coffelt the rest of the way home on the ensuing Eagles at-bat on …
marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Cloud-to-cloud social media and webmail backup provider Backupify is announcing this morning the imminent availability of a new service called CloudSight. CloudSight will render a customer’s entire archive searchable and available for restoration with a single click.“The [CloudSite] service gives social media and compliance professionals an automated audit trail of customer- facing corporate online communications across all major social media and cloud platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail,” Backupify says. A number of different companies are providing similar services now, but Backupify’s appears unique in some important ways. Update: Unfortunately, it looks like the day of this announcement Backupify has experienced some down time.In the consumer world, YCombinator-backed startup Greplin has made a big splash for promising to render your digital data trail searchable as well. That’s not a business-focused service, though, and doesn’t offer data restoration the way Backupify does.Backupify CloudSight Overview from Backupify on Vimeo.Perhaps somewhere between the two is where the forthcoming Locker Project is aimed. That open-source service, being built by XMPP inventor Jeremie Miller, is based on the premise of turning each user’s data locker into a private application platform. Miller’s service aims to capture each user’s published data – but also the data they have subscribed to, including the data their contacts have published.Backupify fans have begun talking about what kinds of applications could be built on an API for that service, as well. “I’d look to build some cross-network analysis and search tools,” says Hubspot co-founder Dharmesh Shah in a top-voted Quora reply on the topic. “Like: ‘Show me everyone in the San Francisco area that I’ve sent an email to in the last 90 days’ (with location data from Twitter and Facebook, and email from Gmail).”For now there’s no API, but Backupify certainly becomes more interesting with the addition of the CloudSight feature. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Products 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
adam popescu Tags:#apps#web After a year of gaffes, idiocies and downright vile crimes committed by people wielding geo-location apps, the market for such software seems ready to address privacy concerns. The makers of some geo-location apps, dependent on heavy adoption and personal privacy have been fighting to scrub the dirt off location products, and it hasn’t been easy. But they do so in the face of services that have tainted the niche. There’s been a public backlash against Girls Around Me, Highlight and Skout — so-called creeper apps. These apps are used to pinpoint people, usually women, in a way that some say encourages stalking.One app aimed at a higher road is Here On Biz. It’s a LinkedIn check-in app for professionals, allowing people to network while traveling for work. The free iPhone app shows people nearby based on their professional practice and interest. The app shares their general location, in a list instead of a map. The generalities are a reaction to creeper apps. “We want the right clientele, We want the right people,” said Nick Smoot, chief marketer of Here On Biz. Smoot defined the “right people” as business professionals. Senior executives from Barclays, Visa and American Express are already members, he said.“Anybody who wants to show their location on a map to strangers is not the right person for us,” Smoot said. Another like-minded social geo-location app, GonnaBe, is billed as the platform for what’s going to happen next. It addresses the creep factor by keeping people’s locations private, and by marketing to people who already know each other.Less business-oriented, and more social, the app helps people post, share and browse friends’ social plans for free, without downloads, sign ups or profiles. Plans can be broadcast across a person’s social networks or only with selected friends who also use GonnaBe. If startups like these make it big, they could lead the way for the next generation of privacy-conscious geo-location apps. But that’s a big if. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Geo-location apps targeting businesses and professionals are fighting hammer and tong to distance themselves from failures in the consumer arena, and to prove that they can offer privacy. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…