Little did the staff of the Land Commission Tribal Certificate (TC) recording team know that they could be overwhelmed with huge turnout in Bong County when the TC recording process started on February 18, 2015 in Wainsue Town, the Headquarters of Jorquelleh District-2. The Tribal Certificate recording and vetting process, which is now running into a month, is characterized by unprecedented momentum and willingness among the citizens of Bong who acquired land under tribal certificate.As a result of the eagerness of many people to have their tribal certificate recorded, the TC recording team has already recorded more than five hundred (500) Tribal Certificates just in the two districts of Jorquelleh with eleven districts in the county yet to be covered.The anxiety shown by the people in Jorquelleh District to bring their Tribal Certificates forward for recording, if replicated in other districts of the county, will certainly drive the Land Commission of Liberia to realize success in its quest of having comprehensive data on Tribal Certificates issued over the years but yet to be transformed into deeds.Local Chiefs Embrace the Process The success being realized in the ongoing Tribal Certificate recording process by the Land Commission in Bong County can be largely attributed to the committed involvement of local leaders in aiding the TC recording team carryout its work.“We really welcome the initiative by the Land Commission of the Liberia to have all Tribal Certificates recorded in the county so that our people can have deeds at the end of the process” Chief Flomo Barwlor the Dankpanah of Liberia intoned during the commencement of the Tribal Certificate recording process in Wainsue.Chief Barwlor described the Land Commission of Liberia Tribal Certificate recording and vetting process in Bong County as a distinctive opportunity that will ensure people acquire the requisite legal title to their land.The aging Paramount Chief of Jorquelleh Chiefdom voluntarily offered to assist the Land Commission Tribal Certificate inventory team mobilize his people in all of the clans to participate in the ongoing recording process to avoid being excluded from the exercise.Chief Barwlor further urged his kinsmen not to be apprehensive about the Tribal Certificate recording process as it was rumored in some quarters that the exercise was designed by government to take away people’s land.Prior to the commencement of the Tribal Certificate recording exercise in February, the Tribal Certificate team, with support from the Land Coordination Center (LCC), vigorously carried out awareness raising exercises and consultations in Gbarnga and its environs providing insight about the objective of the program.Launched in 2014, by the Land Commission of Liberia, with support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and technical assistance from UN-HABITAT, the objective of the national tribal certificate inventory exercise is to collect information on the total number of tribal certificates issued over the years and record the information in a data base.The Land Commission has indicated that the inventory process is also intended to end the usage of tribal certificates as means of acquiring land. The ongoing TC exercise involves several steps, including the recording, scanning and vetting of tribal certificates, which will ultimately convert tribal certificates into deeds, where applicable.During the start of the exercise, the Land Commission called on those in possession of tribal certificates in the four counties earmarked for the project – Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado to take advantage of the opportunity by bringing forth their certificates to be recorded during the inventory process.The Tribal Certificate recording and vetting exercise in Bong County is expected to run up to August this year with Fuahma District the last to conclude the exercise in Bong County. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Jason Denayer [left] in action for Manchester City Under-21s 1 Celtic have taken young defender Jason Denayer on a season-long loan from Manchester City.The 19-year-old Belgian, who joined City following two years in the Anderlecht youth team, is rated highly at the Etihad Stadium and has been likened to fellow countryman Vincent Kompany.Now he will look to make a positive impression in the SPL with champions Celtic in his first experience of competitive senior football.His arrival at Parkhead came shortly after Aston Villa’s Bulgarian international winger Aleksandar Tonev sealed a season-long loan switch.The duo could make their debuts against St Johnstone on Wednesday.
Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling celebrates his equaliser against Bolton in the FA Cup Liverpool struck twice in the final four minutes to seal a dramatic late victory over a ten-man Bolton Wanderers in their FA Cup fourth round replay.The resilient Trotters battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield a fortnight ago, and they looked on course for a shock result in front of their own fans when Eidur Gudjohnsen put them in front from the penalty spot after a goalless first-half.But Neil Lennon suffered an almost instant blow when his side were reduced to ten men following a second yellow card for Neil DannsBrendan Rodgers’ side twice hit the post and stuck the bar in their search for an equaliser, and later introduced fit-again star Daniel Sturridge with time running out for the Premier League side.The Reds began to dominate in the closing stages as the Championship outfit began to tire, and their pressure eventually bore fruit with just four minutes on the clock.Raheem Sterling first levelled with a neat volley before a wonderstrike from Philippe Coutinho – his long-range drive going in off the underside of the crossbar – completed a late, late comeback.Liverpool face a trip to Crystal Palace in the fifth round.It’s good news for Reds captain Steven Gerrard – starting the game for his 700th club appearance – who can still dream of that fairytale send off ahead of his summer move to the MLS, with the FA Cup final falling on his birthday.In a cagey first-half but it was Bolton, who are unbeaten at home under Neil Lennon, who impressed most early on, limiting Liverpool’s creativity and forcing some good saves from a revitalised Simon Mignolet.Liverpool began to up the tempo towards the break though, with Sterling hitting the post with a looping shot and Coutinho firing just wide with goalkeeper Andy Lonergan sprawling helpless across his line.They continued to press after the re-start, Sterling forcing another brilliant save from Lonergan, but it was Bolton who drew first blood through a Gudjohnsen penalty, after Martin Skrtel was adjudged to have fouled lively youngster Zach Clough in the area.However, less than ten minutes had passed before the Trotters suffered a blow to their chances, with Danns given his marching orders for a second bookable offence following a rash challenge on Joe Allen.You’d have thought Liverpool would look to immediately make the most of their man advantage, but instead it was Bolton who went for the killer blow, Clough firing wide after a darting run and Gudjohnsen then wasting a great chance to finish it, heading straight at Mignolet with the goal at his mercy.Sturridge’s 70th minute introduction seemed to lift Liverpool however, and they were twice a whisker away from a superb equaliser when Jordan Henderson first hit the post and then Emre Can saw his long-range hit tipped onto the bar by Lonergan.Sterling and Coutinho were at the epicentre of all the visitors’ best attacks, so it was fitting therefore, they combined on to claim the win.A comeback looked less and less likely as the final whistle edged closer, but Sterling finally found a clinical touch when his side needed it most, sending the ball through Lonergan’s legs with a sidefooted volley from Can’s lobbed pass over the top.And Bolton barely had time to catch their breath before the top flight giants snatched victory from under their feet, Coutinho drilling an unstoppable 25 yard effort into the back of the net in stoppage-time to seal the late turnaround. 1
LADIES JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Buncrana 1-10 Naomh Conaill 2-6GAA: The Buncrana Ladies Football Team are most certainly on the rise are they are all hoping to keep it that way in the future.After only having their first competitive year in 2012 they have made it to 3 county championship finals in a row: Winning the Junior B title in 2013, Runners Up in the Junior A title in 2014 and now winning the Junior A title in 2015.The team begun their season training in February of this year and it paid off for them on Sunday. They now must look to resuming training again to prepare for their Ulster Quarter Final on Sunday 4th October at home to St. Paul’s of Belfast, Antrim. The County Final was a hard fought battle between Buncrana and Glenties, with Buncrana being in control for most of the 60 minutes but Glenties never gave up and run Buncrana to a tight nail biting finish.Both teams started the game looking to get on the front foot the quickest. It was Ella Mc Laughlin for Buncrana who opened the scoring, followed by a free from Natasha Craig.Then Nicola Gallagher for Glenties hit the back of the Buncrana net to edge them in front.This was to be Glenties only score of the half mainly due to some tremendous defending from Kirsty Grant and Danielle Loughrey as well as great pressure being put on the ball by the defence.Buncrana replied quickly a point from Michaela Mullan and two from Paula Mc Gorey, sending Buncrana in 2 points up at half time.Buncrana then started the second half in great fashion with a point from Mairead Walsh straight from the throw in. This was followed up by a points from Buncrana’s Paula Mc Gorey and Michaela Mullan again, quickly followed by a goal from Naimh Connolly to put Buncrana 8 points ahead.However, this sparked the comeback from Glenties who replied with a goal of their own from Grainne Mc Loone and a point from Patricia Mannering. Ella Mc Laughlin tried to settle the Buncrana side with another point from play, but it was Glenties county player Aoife Mc Donnell who then scored 5 successive points to level the scoreline with only minutes left on the clock.Buncrana where then awarded a free which Natasha Craig calmly slotted over, reclaiming the lead.However, the drama was not over there; Glenties were awarded a plenty in the final minute of play. Nicola Gallagher stepped up to take the spot kick which was fantastically saved by Buncrana keeper Amiee Casey to keep Buncrana in front. Upon hearing the final whistle the Buncrana squad erupted with delighted, and relief, that they had held onto the win.The management team of Lawrence Hegarty and Brian Stokes had the Buncrana team well drilled in preparation for this final. It’ll be interesting to see how they now prepare for Ulster.Good Luck Buncrana Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Team!GAA NEWS: EUPHORIA AS BUNCRANA SENIOR LADIES WIN JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASport
AN Inishowen man has admitted his role in an arson attack on apartments in Bundoran.John Fullerton, 33, of Park Lane Apartments in Buncrana appeared at Donegal Circuit Criminal Court.Fullerton pleaded guilty to arson at Williamson’s Flats at West End in Bundoran on September 12, 2011. He also pleaded guilty to damaging a car at Magheracar in Bundoran on the same date.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned sentencing until March 25 and ordered a probation report.He also asked the prosecution to allow the victims of the incidents to be allowed to make impact statements on that date.BUNCRANA MAN ADMITS ARSON ATTACK IN BUNDORAN was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BUNCRANA MAN ADMITS ARSON ATTACK IN BUNDORANFullerton
DTWO Bar, Garden and Club situated on Harcourt Street are teaming up with Donegal Daily to give one lucky reader the chance to win free entry for TEN to the All-Ireland Semi-Final after party at the hugely popular venue.Thousands of Donegal supporters are expected to make the trip to the capital ahead of one of the most highly anticipated clashes in the GAA for years.While Dublin are hot favourites with GAA commentators, bookmakers and pundits, Donegal fans travelling to Dublin this weekend are very confident that Jim McGuinness and his troops can book a place in the All-Ireland Final next month. You can celebrate Donegal’s victory or drown your sorrows if we’re beaten at the INCREDIBLE after party where management at DTWO will have great drinks promotions, free entry for those still in your county colours and 2 DJ’s over three floors!!They will be re-showing the match on our 20 screens including the Monster 20ft screen in our garden.Their BBQ pit will be open and lots of prizes to be won on the night!!To be in with a chance of winning just like and share this post and answer the following simple question. What is the name of the current Donegal Captain?Send your answers to email@example.comWinner will be announced tomorrow.If you don’t win the competition and still want to reserve seating for your friends then just e-mail Christian.Nanni@harcourthotel.ie or call us on 01 – 4764603 to reserve an area today.Go Hard on Harcourt Street! WIN FREE ENTRY FOR TEN AT ‘DTWO’ ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL AFTER PARTY was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:competitiondonegalDtwodublinEntertainmentFeaturesFree entryHarcourt Streetnews
Funding of €2M has been allocated at a notorious local accident blackspot.The news of the development on the Cappry stretch of the N15 has been welcomed by Cllr Martin Harley and TD Joe McHugh.“I am delighted to confirm the news that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has agreed to fund the safety measures with €2M in funding,” said Cllr Harley. “As part of the overall scheme pavement strengthening works will also take place from Lidl up to the new road above the Roadhouse Bar at Woodlawn, Dooish.“This is a total investment of up to two million euro. This is great for this area as it has been a black spot for accidents and fatal crashes down the years.“The committee that was set up a few years ago from the Cappry area welcome this news and in fairness to them they have worked and campaigned hard for this over the last few years. I would also like to thank the staff of the N.R.D.O. offices in Donegal Town who have worked tirlessly to put the safety plan together to take to the TII and have got it over the line.”The Fine Gael councillor said the works should be going for tender in the fourth quarter of this year and works completed by the spring of next year. Donegal TD Joe McHugh praised TII and the County Council for developing and funding the road works with news coming just a few weeks after he officially opened the new stretch of the N15.“It is important that this stretch of road is upgraded to run onto the newly improved section,” said Minister McHugh.“This is the latest road improvement funded by this Government and approved by TII and is particularly important in this case.“New works of the N56 will begin shortly after the success of the Gweebarra development and the funding of €18M for another new stretch of the same road between Coolboy and Kilmacrennan – removing the Blue Banks bends – has also been released. Work there will get underway before the end of the year.”€2M in funding for notorious accident blackspot was last modified: July 31st, 2017 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)
Don’t let Fortuna’s recent successes fool you into thinking its run over the last two years has been anything but truly special, and rare.Fortuna, winners of its last nine consecutive playoff games including a Division 5-A state championship title a year ago — the first in program history — has become the standard of constancy and postseason success on the North Coast, so much so that it’s hard to remember a time when the Huskies weren’t one of the top teams in their section.The Huskies’ …
The tiny house movement got an early Christmas present this year: a place in the country’s dominant model building code.Members of the International Code Council, the group that publishes the International Residential Code, have approved a proposed standard written specifically for houses smaller than 400 square feet. It’s the first time these very small dwellings have been covered by the model building code, and a major boost for the loosely knit coalition of builders and homeowners advocating a lifestyle based on downsizing and simplifying.The victory comes in the form of an appendix to the next version of the IRC, which could be adopted by local jurisdictions in 2018. The standard covers details such as minimum loft dimensions, stairways, landing platforms, loft guards, and emergency openings — areas where tiny houses have been unable to meet code provisions for standard-sized homes.Andrew Morrison, a builder and tiny house advocate who led the effort to get tiny houses covered in the code, made the announcement at his website, TinyHouseBuild.com, on Dec. 6.“As you can likely imagine, I am more than completely, utterly, and totally excited to share the news that the tiny house appendix passed,” Morrison wrote. “This is huge news for the tiny house community. It means that we will be able to work towards adoption across the U.S. now. That’s another challenge that will take a lot of effort, but we can do it!” Why Tiny Houses Make Sense From Fine Homebuilding: The Path to Legal Tiny Houses/ From Fine Homebuilding: The Big Deal About Tiny HousesTiny Houses Get a Leg Up in ArizonaTiny Houses Replace Tents for HomelessLumber Store Chain Now Offers Tiny HousesLittle Houses Are a Big Step for Dallas HomelessTiny Houses to the Rescue RELATED ARTICLES Appendix must be adopted separatelyMorrison and other advocates still have some lobbying to do. Jurisdictions adopting the 2018 IRC don’t automatically endorse the appendix covering tiny houses, Morrison said. That’s one of the quirks of the system.“You can take them or you don’t have to,” he said of any appendices attached to new versions of the IRC. “Our goal is to get all of the jurisdictions that we can to adopt the appendix, and then after that, or maybe simultaneously to that, will be to write the moveable tiny houses proposal and get that moving through the next code cycle for the 2021 IRC.”The IRC is updated every three years, but it takes years for new versions to filter their way into law. Although Morrison and others are looking ahead to the 2018 code, many states are still using versions of the IRC from 2012 and even 2009. Morrison, who lives in a 317-square-foot house on wheels in Oregon with his wife Gabriella and their daughter, said more than 162,000 votes were cast in the electronic balloting on the dozens of code changes up for approval. (Gabriella Morrison wrote about their house in a blog at GBA last year.)Vote totals weren’t posted at the ICC website, and the ICC did not return a telephone message seeking comment. The results must still certified. In a blog posted at Fine Homebuilding in November, Morrison wrote the issue of code compliance was moving to the front burner as more people built or purchased tiny houses.The houses have become increasingly popular, not only on the part of homeowners who want cheaper, smaller places to live, but also by communities looking for alternatives to low-income housing and new ways to beef up existing housing stock. Where tiny houses go from herePassage of the appendix is a major step toward encouraging more people to build tiny houses, Morrison said in a telephone interview.“Exactly how it will play out I don’t know, but basically it provides a national code for tiny houses,” he said. “The biggest impact is going to be the number of people who have wanted to build something tiny but haven’t been able to do so legally. I think it’s going to open a big market for those people to step into the tiny house concept and build tiny houses all over the country — legally.”One issue that isn’t quite settled is what many tiny houses are built on — a trailer. The new standard does not address that directly, leaving it up to individual homeowners to convince local building officials to permit a moveable house.“That’s going to be our next move in the next code cycle,” Morrison said. “We’re going to put another appendix that addresses moveable tiny houses. That said, [the appendix] addresses basically all of the issues that people with moveable tiny houses have — ceiling heights, sleeping lofts, emergency rescue and escape — all those sorts of things. The only thing it doesn’t cover is the trailer itself.”Applicants will be able to seek local approval through Section R104.11 of the IRC, which permits alternative designs and materials.“They could go in with an engineered plan for their foundation, i.e. the trailer, and that would be their only hiccup or hurtle they would have to prove to the building department that was worthy of acceptance,” Morrison said.