Over 200 residents in Margibi County have been made homeless due to heavy downpour of rain on Wednesday June 29.In Kakata City alone, many residents’ homes were flooded and several houses and belongings damaged.Communities affected by the flood included Bassa Community, Denisville and Bensville, Borlorla Road, 14th Road, Kissi Community as well as other swamp areas in Kakata.Expressing frustration over the incident, Mr. Joseph S. Pallay, 63, said about 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, he woke up to see his house entirely flooded. He said all of his belongings in his house and those of his neighbors were destroyed. He described the situation not only as embarrassing but devastating to the affected communities.Mr. Pallay said he has over 15 family members and the flooding has exhausted his resources to take care of his family. He is appealing to the government for prompt intervention.“We need food and shelter,” he said.Mr. Pallay further narrated that Wednesday’s flooding is the second since 2007. He said he moved to the community over 15 years ago. He blamed poor management of drainages in the county as one of the factors contributing to the flooding. Gbandi Governor Samakai Dunor described the flooding as troubling and wants stakeholders to promptly address issues leading to flood disaster in the city.He said if flooding in the county is not contained it could lead to environment hazard and lamented that some children in the affected communities have begun experiencing ailments, including running stomach, malaria and skin diseases.When contacted via mobile, the newly appointed Development Superintendent Joshua Robertson said, authorities in the county have begun verifying the flooding situation and they would work along with the county disaster team and humanitarian partners operating in the county to respond to concerns of affected communities.Additional areas that were badly flooded in lower Margibi County included Joe Brooks Town and Du Bridge located around Division #2, Firestone. Residents, including road users were denied entrance to the Du-River Bridge for several hours on Wednesday morning due to the flooding.Meanwhile, affected community residents are appealing to government and humanitarian partners to aid them with food and other supplies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger takes his seat for the English Premier League football match against Liverpool August 27, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep -Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that a deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco broke down due to the player rejecting a deadline-day move.As the transfer window was slamming shut, the Gunners were linked with a move for the France international to replace Manchester City-bound Alexis Sanchez, but neither move materialised. “The player has chosen to stay at Monaco,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.“I know we live in an era of transparency but at some stage, to respect everybody, you have to not talk too much about that. You have to respect what happens on the negotiation side.”Wenger has insisted that the Chilean’s move to City “was not very close” in any case, as the window closed on a relatively quiet offseason for the Gunners.Only Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette have arrived at Emirates Stadium, from Schalke and Lyon respectively, although the final days of the window did see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leave for Liverpool.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A soccer player who suffered a broken jaw after he was assaulted in a Donegal town nightclub has been awarded €9,322 damages by a High Court jury.David Graham (24), Laghey, Co Donegal, a striker with Donegal Town FC, sued Darren Reynolds, Bruckless, Dunkineely, Co Donegal, over the assault at the Sky nightclub in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal, on the night of August 5/6th 2012.The Irish Times reports that the disco was packed with people celebrating Donegal having qualified for the All-Ireland GAA football final earlier that day, the court heard. Desmond Murphy SC, for Mr Graham, said no defence had been entered to the claim.On that basis, the case proceeded before Mr Justice Colm MacEochaidh and a jury.In evidence, Mr Graham said, prior to Mr Reynolds’ assaulting him and breaking his jaw, Mr Reynolds was involved in an earlier altercation in the nightclub that same night with another man.As a result of the assault, Mr Graham suffered a broken jaw and dental problems, the jury heard.After considering their verdict for almost an hour, the jury awarded €9,000 general damages, plus €322 special damages.The judge also awarded costs to Mr Graham against Mr Reynolds.SOCCER PLAYER AWARDED €9K AFTER JAW BROKEN IN DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB was last modified: April 26th, 2016 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)
VALENCIA – The traffic was bad enough Friday at Valencia’s mall, and it got worse when the horse with antlers trotted amid cars in the crowded parking lots. Motorists cruising the lots in search of a parking spot on this traditional opening to the holiday shopping season couldn’t help but stare at the four equestrians assigned to patrol parking areas. A sheriff’s deputy and three civilian volunteers rode horseback, augmenting the Valencia Town Center security force. “You can pretty much see from one end of the parking lot to the other when you’re on a horse,” said sheriff’s Deputy Artie Thompson, who coordinates the volunteer posse. “I think they’re excellent as the eyes and ears for the department.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The equestrian patrol also is a public relations move, Thompson acknowledged. “Everyone likes the horses, the kids come up to them,” he said. “Even the bad guys like the horses.” The horse squad will patrol the mall parking lots on and off throughout the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!