LDEA Breaking Down?

first_imgThe store room attached to the kitchen that has being used to keep arrested drugs of all categories  -Lacks withholding cell, ventilated storageThe Daily Observer has established that the  offices of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) lacks the capacity to store illegal substances its officers have confiscated from suspected peddlers.At present, the LDEA does not have a withholding cell to detain suspects, except in a kitchen, which does not contain proper ventilation and iron doors. Also, the Agency lacks a ventilated storeroom to preserve illegal substances, such as heroin, cocaine, the home-grown marijuana and some other contraband items that have been seized from suspected drug pushers.Documents in the possession of this newspaper and which have been obtained from a reliable source, reveal the deplorable condition of offices in the building that is hosting the headquarters of the Agency.“The head offices are located in a two-story private property in Lakpazee, Sinkor, next to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation’s substation. It uses an old kitchen that was used by the lessee as a withholding cell, which is not safe to detain drug-suspected criminals,” an investigative document in possession of the Daily Observer has established.The kitchen that is used as withholding cell with some drugs suspectsThough no caretaker officials of the Agency have spoken about the issues, it is observed that the Agency does not have any other place to use as a withholding cell, a situation that is causing officers to send arrested suspects to the Careysburg police cell, outside Monrovia, or areas that the arresting officers would identify to detain any suspect.Details from the investigation indicate that if Careysburg or other areas are overcrowded, the Agency sometimes uses the kitchen to detain suspects, a situation that have in the past often resulted into detainees escaping, the Daily Observer learnt.“The storeroom attached to the kitchen and which has been turned into a withholding cell is being used to keep confiscated drugs of all categories, causing the room to emit an offensive odor according to sources. Additionally, the area used by the LDEA to keep arrested drugs is “unsafe and unhygienic” for the employees, our investigation established.Chief of Operations Prince Harris said the problem with the building is not only the withholding cell and storage rooms, but the condition of the offices also make the working environment in-conducive for both staff and directors.Harris said frequent escapes by drug suspects, due to the lack of secure holding cells, highlights the problem and undermines the fight against the proliferation of illegal drugs.He said if the LDEA had a detention center with appropriate facilities that include a bathroom and toilet for drugs suspects, it could help the Agency prevent suspected criminals from escaping.Harris, former Chief of Intelligence, was among those the Agency dismissed along with Sebastian A. Gibson on September 1, 2015, due to constant bribe-taking. But he was recalled shortly after the inauguration of President George Weah, who also nominated Gibson as deputy director for administration at the Agency.Though Gibson has recently been relieved of his post by the President, Harris is still in the employ of the Agency.Other officers that were dismissed along with Gibson at the time were Darius Davies, secretary to the Board of Internal Investigations and Professional Standards, Albert Hare, Deputy Chief Investigator and Eugene Quiah, Chief of Operations assigned in Bong County then.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

KCB partners with Protege FC for Youth Team

first_imgPFC Director Steve Othoro confirmed that 36 players had passed the trials and been recruited into the academy, joining up with a number of youngsters who already call PFC their home.“The selected players will be integrated into the system and not only benefit from a program that takes their talents to the next level but also improves on their mental, physical and social strengths,” said Othoro.“Since 2008, we have managed to have over 80 players who have played for their national teams, five making their appearances at the Fifa Wolrd Cup.“It is this level of success that we envisage for the players we are working with,” he added.A number of KCB FC coaches were part of the selection process and the club is upbeat that PFC will continue to mint top players who then can be absorbed into the senior team and then find opportunities in the league and abroad.“We are extremely excited to work with PFC who have already shown they have the personnel and skills set to develop players from such tender ages,” said KCB Team Manager Bramwel Mbirira“Working with them ensures that while we concentrate on getting the best out of the senior team, there’s a clear path for youngsters developed through our youth system to take the step up,” he added.The move is also in line with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) club licensing rules which requires topflight clubs to invest in and have fully-functional youth structures.Protégé have youth set-ups that range from from 7-year-olds up to 21 years.The U19 team currently play in the FKF County League.PFC has over the years proved to be a talent factory and currently has two players; Eric Kinuthia and Ronald Bebeto, called up for the Cecafa U20 Championship set for Uganda between September 21 and October 5.Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Zoo Kericho, Sony Sugar and Tusker FC are some of Kenya’s top tier clubs who have been consistently benefiting from recruiting players from their academies.PFC runs a fully-fledged football academy that focuses on three tenets: player management, performance and well being, talent and character development.0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KCB FC Partners with Protege FC for Youth TeamNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Kenyan Premier League side KCB FC and youth talent development academy, Protege Football Club (PFC) have entered into a long-term partnership that will see the latter become the Bankers’ official youth team.The partnership was unveiled following the end of trials at the KCB Leadership Center which attracted over 100 budding footballers from across the country.last_img read more

FA Cup draw: Everton face Man United or West Ham and Crystal Palace play Watford

first_img The games will both be played at Wembley over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of April Everton face either Manchester United or West Ham as they look to make the FA Cup final for the first time since 2009.The other side of the draw threw up an all-London tie with Crystal Palace, who beat Reading, taking on Watford, who knocked out holders Arsenal on Sunday.Neither Crystal Palace nor Watford have won the FA Cup so there could be a new name on the trophy this year.The games will both be played at Wembley over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of April.Full FA Cup semi-final draw:Crystal Palace v WatfordEverton vs West Ham/Manchester United 1last_img

Liverpool and Tottenham to battle for Germany left-back Jonas Hector

first_img Germany left-back Jonas Hector celebrates his winning penalty in the epic shoot-out with Italy 1 Liverpool and Tottenham are battling it out to land Germany’s left-back Jonas Hector.The 26-year-old left-back has been one of the standout performers at this summer’s Euro 2016 and Cologne are now bracing themselves for interest.And, according to German news outlet Express, both Spurs and Liverpool are hoping to bring him to the Premier League before the start of the new season.The defender, who played in the German fifth tier until he was 20, has been at Cologne since 2010 and has made 65 Bundesliga appearances so far.But it has been his assured performances for semi-finalists Germany, plus his winning penalty against Italy in the quarter-finals, which have really attracted the attention of a number of clubs who could be ready to offer the £17m asking price.However, both English clubs will face competition from within Germany as Wolfsburg are understood to be lining up an offer for Hector too.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s doubtful that there will be anyone older at Biddy McGee’s birthday party in Leo’s Tavern on Saturday night than the birthday girl herself.Well the well-known and hugely-popular Annagry woman is 106 afterall!The great, great grandmother is hale and hearty despite her great age. Friends and family will travel from as far away as America for the big night.Biddy is still up to date with all current affairs and is in a bit of a quandary as to who to vote for in the Presidential election – her NINTH time to vote for an Irish President.And Biddy’s son Michael said his mum was very disappointed that his mum did not get to meet the Queen in Dublin.Despite all the celebrations in Annagry, there is one major concern amongst locals in the West Donegal village. Just who has 106 candles handy in a drawer?Congratulations Biddy and many happy returns.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEnds MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY HAPPY RETURNS BIDDY! was last modified: October 21st, 2011 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:Biddy McGeelast_img read more


first_imgDDTV – THE MOMENT KERRYKEEL FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FLOODED was last modified: June 11th, 2014 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:donegalfloodKERRYKEELlast_img

Men’s Basketball Clipped By Valpo In Final Regular Season Game

first_img Box Score (PDF) “We had a lot of trouble finishing in the lane, we struggled to finish and the numbers played that out,” Medved added. “They were able to finish in the lane and that was the difference in the game.” “As a competitor, this will sting tonight. We’ll take tomorrow off and we’ve got to get better on Monday,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “We still have a ton to play for and we’ve got to wake up and build on the positives. We’ve proven we can win in the Valley and that’s our mindset heading to St. Louis.” Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – Despite a furious fight to the finish, an uncharacteristic shooting performance thwarted the Drake University men’s basketball team’s hopes of ending the regular season with a win. The Bulldogs’ off night allowed Valparaiso to escape the Knapp Center with a 69-64 win Saturday afternoon. Drake was held to a season-low 33.9 percent shooting in the loss and faced a 13-rebound deficit. The Bulldogs enter next week’s MVC Tournament as the No. 4 seed and face No. 5 Bradley Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Scottrade Center. Live Stats ESPN Des Moines 1350 MVC TV | FS Midwest Listen Live Watch Live “Valpo came out early and jumped on us,” Medved said. “We had a lot of gameplan errors defensively that are very uncharacteristic of this team.” Story Links Full Schedule Roster Prior to the game, the Bulldogs honored five seniors in their final home game at the Knapp Center. Despite the loss, the seniors’ 10 MVC wins this season mark the most successful conference season in a decade for the program.center_img Drake attempted to mount one final rally, an 8-0 spurt capped by a pair of De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) free throws to draw Drake within two points, 63-61, with 29 seconds left. McMurray’s final points of the evening game him 10 for the game along with a team-high seven rebounds and five assists. Drake (16-15, 10-8 MVC) was led by 28 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) on 8-of-12 shooting. Valparaiso (15-16, 6-12 MVC) shot 46.7 percent as a team to pull away from the Bulldogs in the second half with 22 points from Derrik Smits on 10-of-14 shooting while Markus Golder and Tevonn Walker combined for 18 rebounds. The teams swapped leads to open the second half until eight-straight points from Valpo gave the Crusaders ad 51-42 lead with 12 minutes left in the contest. A Golder jumper with four minutes remaining put the Crusaders up 10 points, 59-49. Preview However, six-straight points from Timmer keyed an 8-0 the pulled the Bulldogs within four points, 28-22, with four minutes left in the period. That run maintained steam, stretching out to 16-straight points to give the Bulldogs the lead before Valpo added a bucket to knot the game at halftime, 30-30. Timmer scored 14 of his points in the first half to rally the Bulldogs from the early deficit while C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) added six points. Box Score (HTML) Valpo rolled out to an early 28-14 lead early in the contest as Drake continued to struggle from the field, making just four of its first 20 shots from the field. vs. Bradley 3/2/2018 – 2:30 p.m. However, the Bulldogs could get no closer despite staying within striking distance until a pair of Valpo free throws capped the game to give the Crusaders a season sweep of the Bulldogs.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than €6,000 by illegally using a chequebook.Letterkenny Court.Fiona Devine, 41, of 18 St Columba’s Terrace, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said the total amount of money involved was  €6,778 using 25 cheques.Ms Devine was charged with both theft and making gains by deception on October 1st, 2013.Among the premises allegedly defrauded was Ben Sweeney Electrical in Dungloe, La Maison, Letterkenny, Gibson Farm Services, Letetrkenny Chamber, Callaghans Motor Services, Burt, Tinney’s Oil, Letterkenny, Charles Kelly, Letterkenny and Private Collections of Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Judge Denis McLoughlin adjourned the case until February 16th, 2014 for hearing and sentencing.WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING €6,778 USING ILLEGAL CHEQUEBOOK was last modified: November 17th, 2014 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:chequebookcourtdonegalFiona DevineGardaitheftlast_img read more

Breaking – Tragedy as another pedestrian killed on Donegal roads

first_imgA female pedestrian has been killed in a collision near Buncrana tonight.The crash occurred on the R238 Buncrana-Carndonagh road.Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the crash but it is understood the woman was struck by a passing vehicle and killed. She is the fourth person to die on Donegal’s roads so far this year.The accident happened at Umricam, close to the North Pole bar and is the second pedestrian fatality on Donegal’s roads in recent days.The tragedy comes just days after Emmett McClelland from Shantallow in Derry died after being struck by a car following a night out with friends on Saturday night at Bridgend.The R238 will remain closed overnight and diversions are in place. HGVs are advised to divert via Carndonagh-Quigley’s Point-Muff. Breaking – Tragedy as another pedestrian killed on Donegal roads was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Policeman killed in gunfight in Kashmir

first_imgA Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel was killed in Bandipora’s Hajin as security forces engaged a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in a gunfight on Sunday.The gunfight broke out at Mir Mohalla village when a joint team of the Army’s 13 Rashtriya Rifles, the CRPF’s 45 Battalion and the police’s SOG cordoned off the area “following specific information about the presence of two militants.”The search party came under heavy fire from the hiding militants “who opened indiscriminate fire.” “The fire fight continued for several hours. However, the militants managed to escape from the area,” said a police official.In the gunfight, constable Zaheer Ahmad Khan sustained fatal injuries. “Khan was shifted to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead,” said the police.last_img read more