first_imgFire-fighters yesterday struggled to control a blaze that engulfed a building housing the headquarters of Fouta Corporation and T. Choithram & Sons Limited, in Vai Town on Bushrod Island, Monrovia.There were no human casualties, officers confirmed to the Daily Observer.The fire, according to eye-witnesses, started around 12 noon and three hours later, smoke rose out of the top of the building.Along with the Liberia National Fire Service, there were trucks and officers from the UNMIL police (Chinese) and the National Port Authority, (NPA).There were at least 10 UNMIL water trucks, and four Liberia National Fire Service trucks on the scene, as fire fighters frantically battled to control the blaze.UNMIL water trucks, directed by officers, entered the building closer to the fire to enable them to extinguish the blaze and find the other source(s) of smoke coming out of the building.Thousands of goods may have been destroyed, said onlookers. “We are still trying to control the fire and afterwards we could give the correct estimate of the kind of damage done,” a fire officer said.He said besides damage to the building, goods owned by the companies occupying it could be in the thousands of United States dollars.Many eye-witnesses wondered at the extent of the blaze which occurred during the heavy downpour of rain from 11 a. m. to 3 p.m. yesterday.“This is strange because it has been raining the whole day. No one ever thought that the fire could still burn during such a downpour,” said a baffled eye witness.Since the beginning of September, there have been heavy intermittent rainfall and yesterday’s downpour was considered to be the worst to hit the city of Monrovia and surrounding communities.“The rains began early but stopped from time to time until around 11 a.m. when it did not let up again until around 3 p.m.” another resident said.As the rains fell the main road from Vai Town to Clara Town was as usual flooded on one side, as cars and trucks waded through it on their way to Bushrod Island. “This happens anytime it rains on this side,” the resident added.There was no official reaction as to the cause of the fire and the owner of the building, identified only as Fouta, could not be reached for any comment up to press time.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_imgEliaquim Mangala claims new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial will not be affected by his hefty price tag.The 19-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Monaco on transfer deadline day in a £36million deal, though that fee could potencially rise to over £50m.However Martial’s France team-mate, Mangala, believes the striker will not be weighed down by the price tag.“I do not think that the amount of the transfer would be a problem,” said Mangala.“Obviously no-one will look at him the same way anymore. Manchester United paid a lot of money for him.“Let’s see how he and people around him like the club or his family, deals with it, that’s important. He must focus only on his football.“It is what will be asked anyway. Everything else is inherent to the football world.“Currently we can see some big amount within the transfer market. If we make a comparison with what we used to spend in the past, we realise it could go too far.” New Man United striker Anthony Martial 1last_img read more

first_imgWHITTIER – City officials today are expected to approve the first phase of a construction plan for the Greenway Trail, which calls for the temporary closure of Palm Avenue, Camilla Street and Baily Street while the work goes on. For more on these stories, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img 160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips Six paintings and several etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn as well as works from other Dutch masters – long housed in the Netherlands’ national Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – are hanging in the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio on the first stop of a U.S. tour. The traveling exhibit opens to the public today and will be in this Midwestern city for three months before moving on to Phoenix and then Portland, Ore. It comes on the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth. The exhibit includes “The Music Lesson,” “Still Life With Dead Peacocks” and “The Denial of Saint Peter.” – Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgFORMER Finn Harps winger Caolan McAleer has signed for Dungannon Swifts.McAleer left Finn Park in the summer and has now put pen to paper on an 18-month deal at Stangmore Park.The Omagh native had two spells at Harps, either side of a stint at Sligo Rovers.  McAleer last appeared for Harps in the 2-1 away win over Waterford in July when he played the last 24 minutes, having replaced Mark Timlin.It was his last involvement in a match day squad.Now, he’s hoping for a new start at Dungannon.“I played at Dungannon United Youth when I was younger so I know what the Club is all about,” McAleer said.  “It’s a Tyrone team, I’m from Tyrone and I’ve always kept an eye out to see how they’ve been doing. “I am hoping that I can add excitement and hard work but also chip in with goals and assists to the team.“ Personally at a team level I want to get the Club up as high as possible in the league and away from the current league position.” Kris Lindsay, the Dungannon manager, says that McAleer is a ‘quality addition to the squad’.“He will give us more options in forward areas and brings that little bit of experience to the squad that we are lacking a little bit,” Lindsay said.  “He has been playing in the league of Ireland. I am excited to get working with him and seeing what he can do, come the New Year when he can play. “He’s a good lad, he has been training with us the last couple of weeks. His quality is shining through in training with the other lads.“We will look to freshen the squad up in January and hopefully Caolan will be the first of a couple go signings, that we can get in across the line, to try and push us on.” Caolan McAleer checks in at Dungannon Swifts was last modified: December 14th, 2019 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)Tags:Caolan McAleerDungannon Swiftsfinn harpsIrish LeagueKris LindsayOmaghStangmore Parklast_img read more

first_imgHe was connected with a loan move back to his previous club Dundee United earlier this month but Tannadice boss Ray McKinnon dismissed the link.Celtic coach John Kennedy said he would understand Cifcti’s desire to leave for more game time. Speaking a fortnight ago, he said: “Nadir has found himself on the sidelines and I certainly know Nadir and he’ll want to play football.“He’s at the stage of his career where he’ll want to play so I think it’ll be something Nadir will look to going and getting game time somewhere. “For the time being we have other strikers playing in front of him and knowing the character Nadir is then he’ll want to get out and play on the pitch again.”Ciftci spent the remainder of last season on loan to Turkish side Eskişehirspor where he scored four goals in 12 games. Nadir Ciftci has been told he is free to leave Celtic in the January transfer window.STV understands the Parkhead side will listen to offers for both loan and permanent deals for the Turkish striker.Ciftci, who joined the club in summer 2015, is contracted until the end of the 2018/19 season.The 24-year-old has failed to secure a place in Brendan Rodgers’ side, playing just 30 minutes this season in the Champions League qualifiers against Lincoln Red Imps.last_img read more

first_imgAlways be cautious when venturing out on the ice and wear a life jacket. Indiana Conservation Officers are working to identify the male. Assisting agencies include Morgan County Sheriff Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Harrison Township Fire Department, Morgan County EMS, Martinsville Fire Department, Green Township Fire Department and Paragon Fire Department. Washington Township Fire Department dive team was first on scene and recovered a white male. His name is not being released at this time due to family notifications needing to be made. He was life lined from IU Health Morgan to IU Methodist in critical condition. Upon arrival, the victim was pronounced deceased.   Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident involving a man who fell through the ice on a pond in Martinsville, Indiana. A male was recovered from the water and transported to IU Health Morgan. The victim recovered from the pond has been identified. The incident occurred at a private pond in the 5800 block of Hackers Creek Road. The property owner noticed foot prints walking on the ice leading to a hole with fishing equipment but no fisherman or returning footprints. At that time he called 911.last_img read more

first_imgOperating a Vehicle While IntoxicatedOWI RefusalIndiana State PoliceCassidy Alex Marion, 34, Pekin Invasion of PrivacySeptember 13Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentCharles Lloyd Brown, 50, Campbellsburg Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a PersonOperating a Vehicle With an Alcohol Equivalent of at least. 15 gram of alcohol Indiana State PoliceDana Marie Brewer, 31, Salem Failure to Appear on Felony ChargeBrandon Eugene Stidham, 27, Crathersville Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – with previous convictionSeptember 15City of Salem PoliceCraig Edward Lilly, 68, New Albany Driving While SuspendedCarl N. Baker, 59, Salem Public IntoxiationRoger Lee Napier, 59, Salem  September 12Washinton County Sheriff’s DepartmentKevin James Chase, 34, Campbellsburg Failure to Appear on Felony ChargePossession of MethResisting Law Enforcement Using a Vehicle To FleePossession of Paraphernalia with Prior Unrelated Judgement For Possession Paraphernalia September 14Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentTravis Lee McCleery, 37, Scottsburg Warrant for Child Molesting – fondling/touching a child under 14 City of Salem PoliceKevin Stewart, 50, Salem Public IntoxicationWilliam L. Stinnett, 61, Orleans Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a PersonOperating While Intoxicated Per SeGrant Edward Mahuron, 19, Salem Criminal Recklessness with a deadly weaponIllegal consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minorBeau Edward Hendrich, 42, Palmyra Habitual Traffic OffenderShad Marshall Amacher, 41, Pekin TheftCassie Vanessa Murphy, 31, Pekin Theftlast_img read more

first_imgKey bicycle law changes under House Bill 959 are now in effect. Drivers must follow these rules to lawfully pass a bicycle or moped in a no passing area:— Drivers can only pass a bicycle or moped;— The bicycle or moped must be headed in the same direction as the vehicle;— The driver must provide at least 4 feet between themselves and the bicycle/moped or fully enter the left lane;— Don’t pass when the bicycle or moped is signaling a left turn.At night, bicycle riders must have:— A lighted lamp on the bicycle’s front visible from at least 300 feet;— A red light on the back of the bicycle;— Or wear reflective clothing/vest visible from 300 feet.Visit watchformenc.org for the complete law.last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re a startup with a great idea for a product or service, make sure it’s something people want. And that it solves a problem for them. In this six-minute video from Google Developers, David Katz shares his experiences working with and consulting startups. Katz founded three companies in the past seven years and is active in the startup community. Key takeaways from the video:Most startups fail. They don’t succeed because they build products people don’t want.Create a service/product that is 10 times better the competition. People don’t like change.Do something different than the competition. Stay focused: keep your features minimal. Example: MixTiles (iOS only) takes the photos from your phone and puts them on your wall. The first version had no crop options. How do you know what you build is something people want? Two techniques you can use are: Retention: how many people return to use your product/service. It only works if people want your product/service. One way to measure retention: out of the people who started using your product/service, how many people are active after 30 days?Customer feedback: how do people feel about your product/service. Make it easy for people to give you feedback. Hopefully you’ll get stories from your customers telling you how excited they are about your product/service.I came across this video and other short videos from Google Developers last week. I found them helpful, with their focus on user experience at the beginning stages of creating services or products. Let me know what you think of the videos.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWhat Content to Include on Website PagesOriginally published November 12, 2014 If you’re a business owner getting your first website built, you know you want useful content on your web pages. But where do you start? What do you need to consider? Adding content to your web pages can seem like an overwhelming task. You don’t…In “Web design”Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Conducting User TestingAt yesterday’s Clean Up Your Bad User Testing Habits webinar, Dr. Susan Weinschenk highlighted the mistakes people make when planning, conducting, and analyzing user testing and shared tips on how to avoid those bad habits. Dr. Weinschenk pointed out it’s easy to fall into bad habits when you’re conducting user…In “User experience”November 18, 2012: Weekly Roundup of Web Development and Design ResourcesThis week’s resources will be a bit short since I attended the Accessing Higher Ground conference last week. You’ll find my notes from presentations at the conference, learn how to put your code on a diet, get some tips on WordPress multisite network functionlity, find out how to survive the…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more