Efrem haunts Omonia with winner in Nicosia derby
By Andreas VouThe Nicosia derby went APOEL’s way by a solitary goal with ex-Omonia forward Giorgos Efrem scoring the vital winner. The Cypriot international made the forbidden switch in the summer and was subsequently on the receiving end of intense verbal abuse prior and during the match but Efrem responded in the best possible manner.On 38 minutes, APOEL broke forward in a three-on-four situation: Sheridan laid the ball off to Manduca who elegantly flicked the ball into the path of Efrem. The former Arsenal academy graduate then cut inside onto his favoured right-foot before sliding the ball past Moreira in the Omonia goal.Despite the abuse faced, Efrem’s celebration was muted in respect to the club he served for five years and 165 appearances. An unsavoury moment was again one of the highlights of the derby, as the league’s leading scorer Mickael Pote was believed to have been subject of racist abuse from the APOEL fans, though the club strongly deny those claims.The 1-0 win for the champions sees them extend their lead at the top of the table to five points, though second-placed Apollon can reduce the deficit when they take on Anorthosis on Monday night.Elsewhere, AEL left it until the very last minute to snatch all three points against Othellos Athienou thanks to Andreas Stavrou’s strike.Ermis recorded their fourth consecutive league win with a 2-1 victory over ninth-placed Ethnikos Achnas which keeps the Aradippou team in third place.AEK Larnaca bounced back from last week’s disappointing defeat to Ethnikos by earning a hard-fought 1-0 win against the league’s bottom side Doxa Katokopias. Vander’s ninth minute strike was enough to separate the two teams and keep AEK in fourth position in the standings. And in the final game of the round on Monday night, second-placed Apollon beat Anorthosis 1-0 in Larnaca to go only two points behind APOEL at the top of the table.
18,000 Liberians to Benefit from World Bank US$3m Psychosocial Project
The Liberian government and the World Bank Group (WB), in partnership with the Government of Japan, have launched a new US$3m project to address the effects of the Ebola crisis and promote psychosocial health in the country.“Over 18,000 persons in Montserrado and Margibi Counties will benefit from the three-year project, which will also support capacity building of existing cadres of mental health providers,” said Ms. Inguna Dobraja of the World Bank Group.Making the disclosure yesterday at the World Bank office in Monrovia, Country Manager Dobraja explained that the launch of the US$3 million project is a milestone, “in our joint efforts as Liberia experiences a reduction of new Ebola cases throughout the country.”“The Psychosocial Health and Resilience project,” the WB Country Manager said, “will respond to the most urgent psychosocial and mental health needs resulting from the Ebola crisis and will also contribute to building psychological resilience at the individual and community level.” Ms. Dobraja lauded the Japanese Government for supporting the project, and expressed optimism for “a smooth working relationship with the Ministry of Health and the Carter Center during the implementation of the project.”In her remarks, the Chief Medical Officer of Liberia and Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bernice Dahn, said the support of the World Bank will ease the psychosocial impact of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.The Health Ministry also recognized the contribution of the Carter Center in training over 100 mental health clinicians who are currently providing services in the various counties,” she said.The Japanese Ambassador to Liberia, Kaoru Yoshimura, underscored his government’s continued commitment to eradicating the Ebola Virus Disease from Liberia.According to him, the Government of Japan has, to date, contributed more than US$100m to fight the virus, adding that out of this amount, the World Bank has been allocated US$20m to support an Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction Trust Fund for Liberia.“Japan will continue to support ‘post-Ebola’ initiatives based on our understanding that recovery in the society from the damage is significant for resilience,” the Ambassador declared.“We would like to contribute to post-Ebola matters together with the Government and people of Liberia. A (stable) psychosocial condition is needed for the people of Liberia to bounce back from the effects of Ebola,” he maintained.He promised that Japan will continue to support Liberia’s efforts especially in the areas of infrastructure, such as power, roads, health, education and food security, as well as capacity building of the people.Dr. Janice Cooper, the Carter Center’s Project Lead for its Mental Health Program in Liberia, explained that the Ebola outbreak in the country increased mental health and psychosocial issues of individuals and communities, and the project represents an opportunity to help heal the psychosocial consequences it left behind.Said Dr. Cooper, “The project’s innovative interventions will also help foster resilient individuals and communities that can contribute to the country’s recovery and development.”In remarks, Dr. Rianna Mohammed-Roberts, World Bank Senior Health Specialist and Bank Task Team Leader responsible for Liberia’s health portfolio, emphasized that Montserrado and Margibi Counties were badly hit by the virus and such a program will greatly alleviate the issue of mental health problems.“The Japanese Social Development Fund will help mitigate the psychosocial impact of Ebola virus in Liberia,” she noted, adding that implementation of interventions will incorporate counseling, community dialogues and anti-stigma campaigns.”At the ceremony were Gender and Development Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, other Health Ministry officials, officials of the Justice Ministry, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), development partners and project beneficiaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
In Guyana, the law on “noise nuisance” to individuals is contained in Sub-section 1 of Section 174A of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, as amended by Act No. 1 of 1989: “No person shall, in any road, street, public place or land, or in building or premises, by operating or causing or suffering to be operated any stereo set, juke box, radio, wireless loudspeaker, gramophone, amplifier, automatic piano or similar instrument of music, or by any other means whatsoever, make, or cause or suffer to be made, any noise which shall be so loud and so continuous or repetitive as to cause a nuisance to occupants of any premises in the neighbourhood.”A “nuisance” is basically something that causes some level of inconvenience or annoyance to a person. Few Guyanese today would dispute that the law, having been enacted over one-quarter of a century ago, does not cater for the wonders of electronic creation, projection and amplification of noise that today bombards the unwary citizen. Over the last decade, the complaints to the press by citizens from all across the country have become more frequent, and more pertinently, increasingly desperate.It is clear that the law has not served as a deterrent to the offence, much less to its eradication; and there have been calls, all the way up to a Committee in the last Parliament, for amendments to encompass the present circumstance.Subsection (2) of Section 174A of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, as amended by Act No.10 of 1998, deals with penalties, and states: “Any person who contravenes the provision of Subsection (1) shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than ,500, nor more than ,000, and to imprisonment for six months; and on a second or any subsequent conviction, to a fine of not less than ,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months”.Even when the law is applied by the police against offenders in front of the magistracy, which is more done in the breach, a slap-on-the-wrist nominal fine might be pronounced, but never the 12-month incarceration. And this for an offence which, while described as a “nuisance”, can actually cause severe pain to victims and what is described as “noise-induced hearing loss” (NIHL), which can even be permanent.The “loudness” of sounds, which actually describes the vibrational energy it transmits via air to human ear, is described in “decibels”, abbreviated “db”. But the ear is sensitive to such a large range of vibrations that if a soft whisper is considered “0”, it would take 3000 miles on a linear scale to place the latter. Decibels are a logarithmic scale to which ordinary conversations at 60 are acceptable, but sustained sounds above 90 decibels – like revving motorcycles – can cause NIHL. A car or home stereo can deliver 120 decibels – most of it in the bass range – which can vibrate the walls of the home and certainly lead not just to loss of sleep to fretful neighbours, but NIHL, if it is sustained for hours. The damage to some sensitive hairs in the inner ear are incremental.The aborted efforts to amend the laws on “noise nuisance” must recommence forthwith, and must begin with a renaming of the offence to signal its new dangers posed by the new and ubiquitous arsenal of mass noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). “Noise Violence and Assault” is respectful?y submitted, since it is no different from other physical assaults, except that sound is not visible, while fists are. Fines must range from 0,000 — 0,000, and non-discretionary sentencing must be imposed with the second conviction.The Music and Dancing Licensing Act, Chapter 23:03 must also be coordinated with the proposed “Noise Violence and Assault Act”, to move beyond the 2am curfew and encompass stricter guidelines to cater for residential peace. NIHL can also be precipitated from sudden intense noise surges.
Balotelli trains with Liverpool as £16million deal nears completion
1 Liverpool target Mario Balotelli Liverpool look set to announce the signing of striker Mario Balotelli, after the Italian was pictured training at Melwood on Monday.The Merseyside outfit are understood to be on the verge of completing a £16million deal for the 24-year-old, who was photographed practising on a pitch wearing a Liverpool training top.The attacker’s move will not be finalised in time for him to face former side Manchester City on Monday night.Balotelli first arrived in the Premier League in 2010 when City paid £24million for the prodigy forward.But his talent on the pitch was coupled with ongoing disciplinary issues and bizarre off-the-pitch behaviour, and a series of dressing room and training ground fallouts with then-manager Roberto Mancini led to his exit three years later, joining AC Milan for £19m.Many former Reds stars, including Gary McAllister and ex-captain Jamie Redknapp, have voiced their caution over a move for the Italy international, yet Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers seems to believe it is worth the risk at such an attractive price for the proven goalscorer.
DONEGAL BRACES ITSELF AS HUGE WAVES SET TO BATTER COASTLINE THIS WEEKEND
The biggest waves so far this winter are to hit the Donegal coastline this weekend, sending surfers into a frenzy of excitement.The prospect of waves of up to 30ft high lashing the north-west coastline have wave-riders already waxing their boards. Irish surfers are being joined by surfers from as far away as Hawaii, France and Spain who are monitoring winds to see if conditions are favourable for the huge waves.Weather-watchers say huge swells out in the Atlantic Ocean could reach here over the weekend and climax on Tuesday.However, surfers are keeping their fingers crossed that southerly winds will come along and make the surfing conditions perfect.Top Irish surfer Richie Fitzgerald says the waves could be the biggest so far this winter. However Richie, who owns Surfworld surf-shop in Bundoran, says a lot depends on the wind.“The swells are there but we need the wind to come from the south.“We’ll know more in another 72 hours but we could have solid waves of up to 30ft which would be the biggest of the winter.“We have had 50ft waves in the past but 30ft waves would certainly be great and you would have a lot of surfers coming into Ireland to follow them,” he said.The biggest ever recorded wave hit Ireland last December when a 67ft wave was logged 60 miles off the Donegal coast at the M4 weather buoy. DONEGAL BRACES ITSELF AS HUGE WAVES SET TO BATTER COASTLINE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 7th, 2012 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) Tags:donegalRichie FitzgeraldSurfworldwaveswinter
Why Lucas Moura to Tottenham makes perfect sense
His pace is also something the club are desperately in need of. With clubs often coming to Wembley this campaign and playing deep, Pochettino’s side have struggled to break them down. We saw against Everton that if they come flying out of the blocks, Tottenham can be a real danger. Another rather tasty proposition for the club is that the Brazilian partnered Spurs full-back Serge Aurier last season on that right side. Despite the Ivorian creating just one goal for Moura in the previous campaign, a chance to reignite that partnership could prove beneficial for Tottenham.Rarely do a club like Spurs get the chance to pounce on a player of this calibre in the final week of the January window.After all, signing a right winger could result in the long overdue departure of Moussa Sissoko. I’m not drooling, you’re drooling.Picture the scene: Son on one wing, Moura on the other and Harry Kane mopping up in the middle; delicious.Pull it off, and Pochettino has the perfect weaponry to mount a serious top four bid in the final months of the season. Champions League football is more important than ever heading into their debut campaign at their new stadium.Follow @TalkingTHFC on Twitter here. Lucas Moura would be perfect for Tottenham 2 2 It looks like Spurs are close to completing a deal for Lucas Moura. Here, @TalkingTHFC explains why that should be music to the Tottenham faithful’s ears.Another window and another rather disappointing show from Tottenham Hotspur.Despite it being blatantly clear Spurs need reinforcements, manager Mauricio Pochettino has maintained that he’s happy with his current crop.With just one attacking signing made at the start of the season in the form of Fernando Llorente, chairman Daniel Levy’s reluctance to spend saw his club out-gunned by those around them.Just look at the deals completed by the Premier League’s top six last summer. Mohamed Salah at Liverpool, Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United and Alvarao Morata at Chelsea.Regardless of how they’ve performed at their respective clubs, the north Londoners were nowhere near to completing a deal of that stature.January promised to be much the same, until links with Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura surfaced.The 25-year-old Brazilian has made just six appearances for the French giants this campaign, and with financial fair play regulations to contend with, the club are looking to sell.Granted permission to visit Spurs’ state of the art training ground on Thursday, the winger is said to have met with Pochettino and Levy. It’ll come as no surprise to fans that he’s now ‘desperate’ to play under the Argentine.Unlike most of their rival’s signings this winter, Moura would be eligible for the upcoming Champions League ties against Juventus, having not yet represented PSG in the tournament this season.So what do we know about him?His style of play is not too dissimilar to that of current Tottenham star Heung-Min Son. Often found tucked just inside the wing, his taste for goals saw him net 18 times in all competitions last season.If you were to ask me for a perfected version of Andros Townsend, Moura is as close as you’ll get – receding hairline and all.
Vendors, friends making it easier for flooring-business owner to recover
CHATSWORTH – Bernard Warshauer spent 24 years building his business from scratch and into one of the most competitive flooring and wall covering companies in the San Fernando Valley. But it took little more than an hour Tuesday for fire to nearly destroy his warehouse and incinerate rolls of carpet and linoleum flooring – the backbone of Tri-Star Inc. “It happened quickly,” said the 47-year-old Calabasas resident. “My heart was pounding so fast.” Warshauer didn’t sleep the night of the fire, which caused about $1 million in damage and was believed to have been caused by an electrical problem. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’But by Wednesday morning, his phone began ringing off the hook with condolences from friends, vendors and installers. Ironically, one competitor even phoned to offer tips on dealing with the aftermath of a fire, having coincidentally watched his building burn to the ground a year before. “We had more than 100 phone calls from San Diego to Santa Barbara from people who saw it on the news,” said Warshauer, owner of Tri-Star Inc., on Wednesday. “It’s nice to see in these times.” Abe Harari, a partner at nearby Sy’s Discount Carpet, which his father founded, was among the well-wishers who phoned Warshauer after smelling smoke and hearing the symphony of sirens speeding toward the industrial park that houses the warehouse and other businesses at 20800 Dearborn St. Harari offered his carpeting at discount prices to Warshauer so he wouldn’t fall behind with orders. “This is a family business, like his,” Harari said. “The family spirit is to try to help out, give good deals and help the community when you can.” The nearby blaze stoked bad memories for Mike Lee, owner of All Bright Window Coverings. Fire destroyed his business more than a year ago. Lee’s new shop now stands down the road from Tri-Star. He called Warshauer on Wednesday to recommend reliable restoration companies and give advice on dealing with public adjusters, who inspect damaged sites on behalf of insurance policyholders. “(With my advice) they’ll get straight to the people who can help them with the situation they’re in now,” Lee said. On Wednesday, firefighters hosed down a heap of charred carpet and linoleum flooring outside the 60-foot-by-200-foot warehouse engulfed in flames Tuesday afternoon. The smell of smoke hung heavy in the air as firefighters inside the burned storage facility pulled apart rolls of carpet where embedded embers continued to smolder. The fire moved quickly through the building, fueled by a stockpile of flooring materials and wind, said Jeff Marcus, Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief. Marcus said strong winds Wednesday gave the deep-seated fire more air to burn. Authorities planned to stay a second night outside the now-roofless building to prevent more fire damage. On Wednesday, Tri-Star’s 90 employees, thankful their offices were untouched by flames, arrived by 6 a.m. to get the business back in order. Susan Spratlen, customer service supervisor, was worried that clients might be upset about delayed orders. Instead, she found that customers called in with concerns about the business. In his office down the hall, Warshauer, thankful to have insurance, counted his blessings that no one was hurt in the fire. With the help of vendors who are allowing Tri-Star to store and receive supplies, he expects business to be back on track in a week. “It’s a bit of a lemon,” he said. “And I’m going to make some lemonade.” email@example.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Former Germany defender investigated over alleged child pornography distribution
targets deals Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta on target appointed Metzelder played for Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Germany In 2007 Metzelder signed for Real Madrid, and three years later he returned to Germany with Schalke.Metzelder was also a member of the Germany international team for seven years, winning 47 caps and playing at World Cups in 2002 and 2006, as well as Euro 2008. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman statement Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Getty – Contributor Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff rookie error latest Christoph Metzelder, the former Germany and Real Madrid defender, is being investigated over allegations he distributed child pornography.The 38-year-old is accused of sending images with child pornographic content via WhatsApp to a recipient in Hamburg. He is said to have co-operated with the authorities with Hamburg Police carrying out two searches in Dusseldorf earlier this week.Metzelder, who retired in 2014, is best known for his seven-year spell with Borussia Dortmund.He began his career at Prussia Munster but moved to Dortmund after just one season, going on to be a big success at the Westfalenstadion. stalemate Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti update 1 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP
Klopp will be on same level as Shankly and Paisley if he wins title, says Carragher
statement update Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff stalemate Getty Carragher believes nothing will get in their way of the Premier League title not even their fixture congestion over the next few weeks.Klopp’s side have 13 matches in 40 days and have the added complication of a Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa 24 hours before a Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar next month.“I know a lot of Liverpool supporters wouldn’t say this, and certainly the club couldn’t, but nothing can get in the way of Liverpool winning the league. Nothing,” he told the Liverpool Echo.“What I mean by that is do not play anyone in your first XI in that Carabao Cup team. Not one.“If Liverpool win the league this year and find themselves in the same position next year, I wouldn’t be saying that. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp will be on a similar level to Liverpool greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley if he were to win the Premier League title this season.Liverpool have gone 30 years since their last league title but have made a superb start to the 2019/20 campaign.The Reds are eight points clear at the top after just 12 games and have only dropped two points so far. “I’d probably be saying ‘We are Liverpool Football Club. We should try and win the lot’, but because it has been so long nothing can be allowed to get in the way of Liverpool pushing on and winning the league.“Klopp is already a legendary figure at Liverpool Football Club for delivering the European Cup but if he wins the league, you’re talking about (Bill) Shankly, (Bob) Paisley levels then.“He would be the man who brings the league back to Anfield.“Winning the FA Cup or League Cup will not make any difference to Jurgen Klopp, so for me the Napoli game (in the Champions League next week), Liverpool have to win, so they can almost write off the last group game. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target Klopp’s wife stopped him from joining Man United appointed 2 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta rookie error Getty Images – Getty latest Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future targets Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher thinks they will win the Premier League title “They can’t say these things, but inside at Melwood I’m sure these conversations are taking place.“The Club World Cup, for me, is very important. Liverpool have won the League Cup a record amount of times and will have other chances again.“It might be another 20 years before we get the chance to become world champions again.“If Liverpool were to win that and the league this season – to add to the Super Cup – it would be incredible.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network
New campaign to remove illegal advertising signs.
Donegal County Council is embarking on a campaign to remove illegal signs along public roads.Advertisement signs on public roads require approval by the county council in the form of a licence or planning permission.“The issue of illegal signage… in our towns and villages has been highlighted by various Tidy Town Committees and community groups. These signs are both unsightly and hazardous for road users and often clutter up both the roads and the footpaths,” said the council’s Director of Roads and Transportation John McLaughlin. Examples of illegal signs include advertisements tied or nailed to existing signs or poles, finger post B&B signs, sandwich boards, large billboards, signs mounted on trailers or vans as well as vehicles being advertised for sale among public roads.Temporary signs for non-commercial local events are permissible subject to certain restrictions and provided that they do not impact on road safety.In the coming weeks the Council will be arranging for the removal and storage of unauthorised or illegal signs which will be stored for a period of one month after the owner is notified or six weeks from the time the sign is removed, whichever is longer.Owners will be required to make a written declaration stating they are the owner of the sign as well as being required to pay the cost of the removal and storage before being able to reclaim their property. Further information on the Council’s policy on unauthorised advertisement signs on public roads is available on the Council’s website.New campaign to remove illegal advertising signs. was last modified: May 9th, 2017 by Callum LaveryShare 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:Donegal County CouncilJohn McLaughlinroad signs