“Fear Nothing, Favor None”

first_imgJustice Korkpor: “We must fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved.” – Advertisement – At the opening of a three day judicial retreat yesterday in Gbarnga, Bong County, Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor instructed judges to fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved as far as the dispensation of justice was concerned.“Ours is an onerous responsibility. Come what may, we must remain strong and committed to safeguard our nation, and to protect the aggrieved party litigants, who come to us seeking justice. We cannot afford to falter or fail, because the failure of a judiciary can produce a chilling and calamitous effect on a nation,” justice Korkpor said in a strongly-worded statement opening the judiciary retreat yesterday.The retreat was held under the theme: “Strengthening the Rule of Law through Enhanced Judicial Performance.”“We are quite aware that in order to avoid recourse to dissent and rebellion as experienced in our recent past, the rule of law must be based on the principle of justice where freedom of the individual is guaranteed under the law,” the Chief Justice reminded judges.The rule of law, he said, must provide a framework for the exercise of free choice and equal opportunity, “this in turn will give rise to the growth and development of a peaceful nation.“So, we the judiciary must always remain focused, be on top of our game, and be fair in our judicial actions and decisions. We must fear nothing and favor none regardless of what or who is involved” Korkpor admonished.He pointed out that it is important  that judges abstain from all political frays and alignments at all times, especially during the election year in order to remain above reproach and uphold independence and neutrality.“It is important that by our judicial actions and decisions, we create an enabling environment for free and fair conduct of elections,” he added.Justice Korkpor maintained that “many Liberians and foreign nationals within our borders are looking up to the judiciary as the rampart on which they can climb and seek refuge from within when in distress from unlawful intruders and violators of their rights.”Korkpor believes that is a good sign since it clearly indicates that the people are regaining trust and confidence in the judicial system as a forum to impartially adjudicate disputes.Instead of taking the law into their own hands, Korkpor said, “it is better for the people to seek redress through the courts.”Yesterday’s opening ceremony brought together magistrates and judges that are assigned at the various courts across the country.Some of them spoke about the constraints they face while dispensing justice, especially the interference of lawmakers into judicial matters in their respective constituencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Businessman who lost home dies

first_imgNonpareil fireThe 57-year-old businessman who was hospitalised after his home went up in flames has died.Businessman Hanuman SinghHanuman Singh was fighting for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he suffered a shock, having learnt that his Lot 360 Block 12, Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD) house was completely ravaged by a fire.The fire is said to have occurred after the power was restored following a power outage in the area on Friday about 21:00h.His daughter, Reshma Singh, related that when they arrived on the scene her father was nowhere to be seen and after the fire was extinguished a search party was formed to locate him. She said that they were unable to find him, but later received a call that he had been found unconscious at the Botanical Gardens’ Vlissengen Road entrance and was rushed to the Hospital.Doctors had related that the man suffered a heart attack, which was complicated by low blood pressure, and he was rejecting all forms of medication. His breathing was also very shallow, and he was placed on life support.He, however, succumbed on Sunday.The family recently renovated their home and was supposed to move their business from Enterprise, ECD, to the lower flat of the home. Also, the family believes that Singh may have walked from Nonpareil to Georgetown while in a daze.According to information received, neighbours reported seeing smoke emanating from the ceiling of the two-storey building and quickly raised an alarm. The Guyana Fire Service was summoned, but arrived some 45 minutes later and took an additional 20 minutes to source water.last_img read more

Zombie Walk raises over 676 pounds of food for Salvation Army

first_imgNon-perishable food items were appropriately collected in a hearse at the park and at the mall, and organizer Kim Large says 676.3 pounds of food was collected. That’s by far the most ever collected, by the largest group of undead yet. – Advertisement –last_img


first_imgThe McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers! For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift.Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been. If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own.If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!https://wwwfacebook.com/thecounterdeliireland WIN A XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 19th, 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:BusinesscompetitionFeatureshampersnewsThe Counter Deliwinelast_img read more

Donegal-based charity Anam Cara launch special Father’s Day campaign

first_imgBereavement charity Anam Cara have launched the #Daddyandme campaign with the help of two renowned authors for Father’s Day 2018. This is the fourth year of the campaign designed to bring awareness of Parental and Sibling Bereavement by the charity which was first established in Donegal.The fundraising campaign involves people celebrating or commemorating their fathers on social media by sharing a photo from a special memory #AnamCara and #Daddyandme. By texting the word REMEMBER to 50300 you can donate €2 to Anam Cara’s supports for parents and families. Irish authors Peter Sheridan and Benji Bennett have shown their support to the campaign this year.Peter Sheridan who lost his younger brother Frankie with a brain tumour in December 1966, with Benji Bennett, author of the popular Adam’s Cloud children’s book who lost his young son Adam in 2007.“My younger brother Frankie was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December, 1966,” says playwright and director Peter Sheridan. “On April 17th, 1967, Frankie lost his battle and our family was plunged into darkness.“For twenty years I carried Frankie inside me and nursed him there. I didn’t talk about him. I remembered him all the time but didn’t speak his name in public. I felt that if I mentioned him in front of my parents I would just fall apart and die. It took me over twenty years to face the reality that I wasn’t responsible for Frankie’s death.”Peter was speaking at the launch of #Daddyandme, an awareness-raising campaign for the organisation Anam Cara, which provides a range of support services to parents and families after the death of a son or daughter, including monthly meetings in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. “My father went to bed for a year after Frankie’s death. He couldn’t go to work. Or even get out of the bed.“It’s so important to support organisations like Anam Cara. A father’s grief is something we don’t talk about. With Father’s Day coming up I think about what it might have meant to my own dad to meet other bereaved dads through Anam Cara.”Also supporting the #Daddyandme campaign is Benji Bennett, author of the popular Adam’s Cloud children’s books.“Like all bereaved dads I welcome every opportunity to remember and celebrate my child. And that’s part of what Anam Cara offers – it gives bereaved parents a space to come together and support each other.”Benji’s young son Adam died in 2007. “Adam was only here a short time”, says Benji, “but he gave us so much love.” “The idea with the #Daddyandme campaign is that it gives us bereaved dads an excuse to put up special photos with our son or daughter on social media. The reaction is amazing, to then read the comments that friends and family leave, with their own memories of Adam.”Chair of Anam Cara, John HynesChair of Anam Cara, John Hynes, continued: “This campaign is also for the general public, for anyone who would like to celebrate or commemorate their dads in the run-up to Father’s Day on June 17th. All you have to do is share on social media a special photo with your father, or if you’re a father with your son or daughter. We’re asking people to nominate three friends and to tag #AnamCara and #Daddyandme.“By texting the word REMEMBER to 50300 you can donate €2 to Anam Cara. All of these funds will go directly towards our face-to-face support services for bereaved parents and their families, which take place throughout Ireland.”For more information on Anam Cara, see anamcara.ie or call their head office on 01 404 5378. How Can You Get Involved?Share a picture of you and your Dad – or if you’re a Dad, you and your son or daughter – on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #Daddyandme. The photo could be a recently taken selfie or a favourite one from the archivesTag and nominate three friends or companies to do the sameDonate and include the following text information in your post or tweet – ‘Text REMEMBER to 50300 to donate €2 to Anam Cara’** Text costs €2. Anam Cara will receive a minimum of €1.63. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline:  076 6805278.Donegal-based charity Anam Cara launch special Father’s Day campaign was last modified: June 17th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Anam Carabereavement awarenesscharityFather’s Daylast_img read more

Mulroy Woods Hotel gives a much-welcomed upgrade to local school

first_imgLocal Milford primary school, Scoil Mhuire Milford, has received a generous donation from Mulroy Woods of €1000 to upgrade their computers. Thanks to the hotel’s fundraising efforts, the school will be able to improve their technology for the benefit of all pupils.Patricia and Marty Kelly from Mulroy Woods said “with technology changing so fast and the cost involved, we are delighted to be able to help the school with upgrading their computers. The need for children to gain a working knowledge and understanding of technology in the early stages of their development is a big bonus for kids. “With work places now being technology centred and the prospects within the technology market it is a pleasure to be able to help children in our community at this early stage.” Principle Eoghan Roarty said “this generous donation is very welcome; we will be upgrading the technology in the coming year so the children can benefit most for their future development. We would like to thank Marty and Patricia and all the team at Mulroy Woods for their support.”The donation was made from the proceeds of a very lively Take Your Pick at Mulroy Woods every Saturday Night. Master of ceremonies Hughie Walsh presides over this each Saturday night in our lounge. Mulroy Woods Hotel gives a much-welcomed upgrade to local school was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Mulroy Woods Hotelscoil mhuire milfordlast_img read more

Caravan Volume Barrette : Works well, looks nice.

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-01-31 07:04:58Reviewed Item CARAVAN Volume BarretteRating 3.7 / 5  stars, based on  26  reviews Posted on January 31, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Caravan Quick delivery, and i like it very much, thank you. Nice simple clip as described. Good quality and hold my very thick hair in place. Practical simple hair clipWorks well, looks nice.and I like it very muchCARAVAN Volume BarretteTortoise ShellMade in FranceThick haircenter_img Sorry, i’m afraid the person who deemed this clip was for “ultra thick hair” does not really have ultra thick hair. I have been told by hairdressers, that i have the equivalent of the hair for three people. This barrette holds about the equivalent of that of about two people. That is not to say i am not pleased with the barrette. It really is quite sturdy, and holds my hair quite firmly. The only reason i didn’t give it five stars is the fact it doesn’t hold all of my “ultra”. I shall have keep looking for a very large sized barrette. Excellent quality and perfect for thick hair. Looks nice and is very sturdy and secure. Last time i bought a barrette clip it snapped because my hair is very thick but this one works well. Finally a hair clip that can hold my ultra thick hair in a twist. Love this clip, means i can put my thick curly hair up on my head without the drama and “pinging” that i get with regular clips. It doesn’t look overly big, so doesn’t look daft, its just deeper than a regular clip so can hold thick hair with ease. The perfect size for long hair. Would like a different designe. Bought for a present friend very pleased will use again. last_img read more

Is It Possible to Get Condensation on a Sponge?

first_imgI recently taught a class called What the Duct!? at the Builders’ Boot Camp in Virginia. Paul Francisco was one of the other instructors (teaching about indoor air quality), and on the last evening at dinner, our conversation turned to building science. (Imagine that!)I don’t recall exactly how we got there, but somehow the question of condensation came up. Paul talked about how Bill Rose, author of Water in Buildings, often asks the question, “Can you get condensation on a sponge?”If you’ve read Rose’s book, you probably already know the answer. Well, let me rephrase: If you’ve read and absorbed (hint, hint) the material in Water in Buildings, you know the answer. If you haven’t read the book, you may now be able to guess where I’m going with this. (But you should still get yourself a copy and read it anyway.)What is condensation?On page 81 of the book, Rose quotes Leonard Haeger from the 1952 Condensation Conference: “I suppose in the beginning we should have a definition of condensation, and to practical men condensation is what you find on a highball glass at 5:30 in the afternoon.” RELATED ARTICLESThe Physics of Water in Porous MaterialsAll About Vapor DiffusionHygric Buffering and Hygric RedistributionHow to Use the Psychrometric ChartWhen Sunshine Drives Moisture Into Walls The History of Peeling Paint, Insulation, and Vapor BarriersAre Dew-Point Calculations Really Necessary?Do I Need a Vapor Retarder?Vapor Retarders and Vapor BarriersForget Vapor Diffusion — Stop the Air Leaks!Bill Rose’s Building Science To-Do List It’s also what you get on single-pane windows (see Image #2, below), bathroom mirrors, and grass on a summer morning. It happens when air with a certain dew point temperature finds a surface that’s at or below that temperature. It occurs under precise conditions of temperature and water vapor content of the air. It’s a point on the psychrometric chart.The difference between sorption and condensationSponges, of course, can have a specific temperature and interact with the water vapor in air. Unlike a glass surface, however, some materials — like wood, brick, and perhaps sponges — collect water from the air at a wide range of temperatures. They’re sorptive materials. They adsorb and absorb water on the surfaces and in the pores.Adsorption, briefly, refers to water that’s close to and bonded strongly to a surface. When a material pulls in so much water that some of the water molecules are in the pores but not bonded strongly to the surface, those water molecules are absorbed. The two phenomena together are referred to as sorption.Wood and brick are like sponges in that regard. The graph reproduced as Image #3 (below), called a sorption isotherm, is from the doctoral dissertation of Professor Chris Timusk. As you can see, the moisture content of the material depends on the relative humidity of the air. Even if the material temperature is higher than the dew point of the surrounding air, it can collect water. And the higher the relative humidity (RH), the more water it collects.That’s not at all like condensation. As Rose says in his book, “Sorption is a better term, covering adsorption and absorption.” When you see condensation on the bathroom mirror, you know the dew point of the water vapor in the air is equal to or higher than the surface temperature of the mirror.When you see a sponge that feels damp even though it hasn’t been used in a while, its temperature may or may not be below the dew point. But as a sorptive material, it doesn’t have to be. The higher the relative humidity, the more moisture it adsorbs and absorbs.This issue comes up all the time in building science discussions, especially regarding what happens in exterior sheathing. I’ve been guilty of this, too. When it’s cold outside and a building doesn’t have exterior insulation, we often talk about “condensation” occurring when humid air from indoors finds its way to the interior side of the sheathing. As with the sponge, though, the moisture content of that sheathing depends on relative humidity, not dew point.Condensation on a sponge?So, back to the original question: Can you get condensation on a sponge? When Paul Francisco brought this up at dinner last week, he told the story of being in a session where Bill Rose asked the question and then said no, you cannot get condensation on a sponge. He gave the reasons above to support that answer.Paul then disputed Rose’s argument, saying yes, you can get condensation on a sponge. After you take a shower and have condensation on the mirror, you wipe it off with a sponge. That’s how you get condensation on a sponge.But are sponges really hygroscopic?Materials, like wood and brick, that collect moisture from the air by adsorption and absorption are called hygroscopic. When I first posted this article in my blog, commenter RoyC objected. “Sorption occurs at the chemical/molecular level. Sponges work on capillary action or surface tension, which is a macroscopic effect,” he wrote. “Maybe there are some sponges that are hygroscopic or sorptive, but I haven’t seen any. If I leave a soaked sponge out in the open long enough, it clearly ‘dries’ out.”Bill Rose jumped into the discussion at that point, replying to RoyC, “You have a point. I don’t know what the sponge is made of. I’ve had natural sponges and plastic sponges. Is there a difference between air-dry and oven-dry? I don’t know because I haven’t done it. I suspect that for an organic sponge it’s yes, and for a plastic sponge it’s close to no. And capillarity accounts for almost all the water in a wet sponge as you state.”OK, so there’s some debate about whether sponges are actually hygroscopic or not. The larger point that Rose is making, however, is still valid. When building sheathing or drywall gets wet because of contact with humid air, the process responsible for the wetting is sorption, not condensation. “I try to reserve the term ‘condensation’ for where it’s water-to-water, and avoid it with water-to-material,” Rose wrote. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

CWG: Shooter Harpreet, archer Deepika bag 2 more golds for India

first_imgIndia’s Vijay Kumar and Harpreet Singh pose with their gold medal after winning the men’s pairs 25m centrefire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at Dr K Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi on October 9.Teenage archer Deepika Kumari announced her arrival at the world stage by upsetting an Olympic bronze medallist to win the recurve gold while pistol shooter Harpreet Singh added another to help India leap past England into the second spot at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.The 17-year-old Ranchi-born Deepika, daughter of an autorickshaw owner, stunned 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medallist Alison James Williamson 6-0, showing amazing precision and steady nerves in windy conditions to win her second gold of the Games.The Indian girl, the reigning world cadet champion, has already captured the team title with senior archer Dola Banerjee, who won the bronze on Sunday, and Bombayala Devi Laishram.Incidentally Dola lost 2-6 to her English rival in the semis while Deepika outclassed Malaysia’s Anbarasi Subramaniam to reach the final. Later Dola beat Anbarasi 6-2 in the bronze play-off.Harpreet Singh clinched the gold in the individual men’s 25m centre fire pistol as the hosts leapfrogged England and occupied the second spot in the medals table that they had relinquished on Saturday late night.With these two gold medals India’s tally stood at 26, just four short of their record tally at Manchester in 2002, and gave them an overall medal haul of 26-17-19.It also helped the host nation open up a two-gold lead over England and a second spot in the table below Australia, who had a tally of 56 gold, with more in the offing later in the day.advertisementEngland – who stood second because of their larger number of silverware – had 24-43-29 to their credit last night while Australia were far ahead of the rest last evening with a seemingly unreachable 55-30-31.Harpreet fetched his gold by winning the men’s 25m central fire pistol individual event.India’s first and only World wrestling champion Sushil Kumar commenced his bid to add the Commonwealth Games gold to his impressive list of career titles in impressive style by reaching the 66kg freestyle gold medal bout without conceding a point.Kumar breezed through his first two matches before entering the final by pinning down his opponent Famara Jarjou of Gambia in just 9 seconds. This is the quickest time taken by a wrestler to beat his opponent at the Delhi Games.Apart from Sushil, Anil Kumar (55kg), Anuj Kumar (84kg) and Joginder Kumar (120kg) are also in action on Sunday.India’s Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh make it to the final of the men’s traps singles event, with scores of 123 and 121 respectively.last_img read more

India’s future bright under Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly today hailed Virat Kohli for his leadership skills after the home team annihilated New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test in Kolkata to clinch the three-match series 2-0. Kohli recorded his ninth victory in only his 16th match as captain. India recorded their fourth consecutive Test series victory under Kohli’s leadership, with wins against Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and now New Zealand. (Virat Kohli was born to lead India: Nine wins out of 16 Tests as skipper) “I have got faith in him and I think Indian cricket has a very bright future under Virat Kohli as the captain and all our good wishes are with him,” Ganguly told India Today. Kohli took over the reins in 2014 under extraordinary circumstances. In December 2014, he led his first Test match against Australia in MS Dhoni’s absence, scoring twin tons (115 and 141) as India nearly pulled off a sensational victory over the hosts at the Adelaide Oval. He was then named full-time Test captain after Dhoni’s unexpected retirement before the final match of the four-Test series against the Aussies. Kohli marked the event with a fluent 147. Then a hundred followed immediately in Sri Lanka, albeit in a losing cause. (Virat Kohli leads by example in tricky conditions at Eden Gardens) Kohli has shouldered the responsibilities well. He has struck five centuries, including his maiden double ton (against the West Indies). But there has been a slump in form since and Kohli has generally struggled to get going at home on turning pitches. However, Ganguly is not worried about it at all. “I was surprised when there were questions about his batting form a couple of days ago. We expect Kohli to keep performing because captain or not captain, his ability as a batsman is so much that he scores runs in all conditions,” Ganguly said. (India dethrone Pakistan, reclaim top spot in Test rankings) India on Monday dethroned arch-rivals Pakistan as the world No. 1 Test side but Ganguly said he wants India to win matches outside the sub-continent. “Kohli knows that the No. 1 spot is not a foolproof one. He needs to win in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England to be the No. 1 side and he’s looking forward to that. I think that’s the right way to go about it,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more