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first_imgThe fire, which gutted the five-room zinc shack on Pagos Island, Congo Town, left a man, his wife, and three children dead.The Pagos Island community in Congo Town was a scene of grief and disbelief when a fire incident that awakened  the community early Thursday morning left an entire family dead.The fire, which gutted the five-room zinc shack, left a man, his wife, and three children dead. Eleven other occupants of the house were fortunate to escape death, eyewitnesses said.Neighbors wept for their losses.An eyewitness told the Daily Observer that the fire, which started around 3 a.m., might have been caused by faulty electrical wiring, though this is yet to be independently confirmed.The victims included Emmanuel Morris, 28; his girlfriend Felicia, their son Leroy, and a set of twins.Emmanuel’s mother, Rebecca Morris, wept uncontrollably, but managed to explain that her son was the breadwinner for her family.Mrs. Morris, the Daily Observer learned, is no stranger to grief. Fifteen years ago (November 2003) she lost her husband, and had to cater to their nine children. Emmanuel eventually emerged as the man of the family; and through him, she was able to bring the rest of the children up.“I sold ‘bonny’ [fish] in Buchanan until we moved to this island. Every morning I go to Red Light to buy bitter balls to sell until my son grew up and started working, which improved our lives. He was the one that built this house for me,” she said.Rebecca said she was asleep when she heard people calling her that her son’s house was on fire.“I woke up and rushed there only to discover that the fire was coming from my son’s room,” she said. “Everybody in the house came out safe except my son and his family.”Rebecca meanwhile appealed to the Liberian government, NGOs, and other Liberians to come to her assistance so that she can support her remaining children, because “the eyes I used are gone. My children and I are wasting outside, no pa, the person that was helping us is gone.”Boima Johnson, one of the survivors, said he was in bed when he heard what sounded like ‘fire’ in the house, and heard Emmanuel saying he could not find his way out.“I told Emmanuel to go through the window so I can help him, but he later told me that he cannot make it because his eyes were dark,” Johnson said.He said the death of Emmanuel and his family is a big loss to Pagos Island residents.Suku Messah, community chairman, said they are trying to console the family to recover from their loss.Messah said the house was made of zinc and mat, with just one door, which made it difficult for the victims to find their way out to safety, since the fire came from the fifth room in the zinc house.He said the community provided a pickup truck to take the bodies for burial.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal GAA star Eamon McGee has taken to Twitter to respond to the article penned by Kevin Cassidy in his weekly column with Gaelic Life.Cassidy wrote a hard hitting column regarding the latest fixtures fall-out in Donegal and blasted the decision by the county board.Cassidy said that time and time again it’s the ordinary club player that is made to suffer and that enough is enough. He also said it was time that the county players grow a set of balls and stand up for their club.Cassidy says that without their local GAA club the current crop of county stars wouldn’t have been given the platform to perform at the level they’re now operating at.However, McGee hit back on Twitter and brought up the fact that Cassidy sat and watched his own club Gaoth Dobhair play Glenswilly in the Donegal SFC in May so he could go and play for a team in the USA.McGee tweeted, “Cass is giving out about commitment to clubs, yet he watched as we played Glenswilly this year to play for team in USA. That tweeted sparked a series of responses on McGee’s Twitter timeline from other users.Conor Gleeson wrote, “Inter-county players are least qualified to comment on this situation. What he’s saying is not specific to Donegal. 100% Right!Mike Linehan wrote. “Cassidy is spot on with that article.McGee responded by saying, “Not arguing that he makes a good point but his actions in real life totally contradict his view points.In another tweet McGee also conceded that something has to be done fairly quick to sort out the yearly problem with club fixtures in Donegal. McGee will continue to concentrate on preparations for this weekend’s Ulster SFC final against Monaghan.McGee has enjoyed an excellent season so far and is a top-class performer who will be hoping he gets his hands on yet another Anglo Celt on Sunday afternoon.MCGEE RESPONDS TO CASSIDY’S ARTICLE ON CLUB FIXTURES FALL-OUT was last modified: July 13th, 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:Eamon McGeeFall-outfixturesGAAKevin CassidynewsRiwSportTwiiterlast_img read more

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first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE 2 A spokesman added: “Carrying a children’s miniature plastic toy gun into a stadium is clearly an extremely irresponsible act.“Fortunately, the actions of the pitch intruder at the Juventus game did not harm anyone.“However as the security and safety of all fans and staff is the absolute priority at Manchester United, the club immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances around this issue. This includes a full review of our already-rigorous security protocols, using our own security teams together with external expert consultants.”At the time of the incident, Greater Manchester Police confirmed to Press Association Sport that one man in his forties was kept in custody overnight, having been arrested on suspicion of pitch invasion.UEFA has charged Manchester United for the “field invasion”.The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 22.In 2016, an urgent investigation by the club was launched to try and learn how how a fake bomb used in a training exercise went unnoticed inside Old Trafford for four days until its discovery before their match against Bournemouth in May. REPLY REVEALED shining Manchester United have launched a review into their security protocols after it emerged a pitch invader got into Old Trafford with two toy guns during the Champions League game against Juventus. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A review into security protocol at Old Trafford has been launched Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? A fan was restrained by stewards when he ran onto the pitch during Juventus’ win at Old Trafford Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Shortly after play got under way in October’s 1-0 defeat to the Italian champions, a fan ran across the pitch and was restrained by stewards close to the players.According to the Mail, security staff later inspected his seat and found two toy guns in a backpack.Manchester United said the safety of fans was an “absolute priority” for the club. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED huge blow no dice MONEY Most Popular In Football Due to the discovery of a suspect package in the NW Quadrant of the ground, the match has been abandoned today on police advice. #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 15, 2016It sparked a massive security operation and the cancellation of the game.Army bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the dummy device, which was discovered in the toilets within the north-west quadrant, between the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End. REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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first_imgA young Arcata team continued to learn some things the hard way on Friday, but got plenty of offense in a 15-6 win over Del Norte at McKinleyville High School.The Tigers, who improved to 2-1 in the Big 5, racked up 13 hits and had an error-free game, scoring six times in the first inning in what was an entertaining matchup.The Arcata boys have just three seniors and several underclassmen on their roster and looked unsure at times running the bases, but made up for it at the plate, running out …last_img

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first_imgThe Homo naledi fossils have been carefully placed in the highly secure Phillip V Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory, which houses most of the world’s information on human evolution. We take you on an exclusive tour. Homo naledi fossils has been relocated to the Phillip V. Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory where further tests will be done. (Images: Shamin Chibba) The gallery • Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’ • Space science can solve socio-economic problems• Hanli Prinsloo: ‘Fall in love with the ocean, to save it’ • New push for careers in science and innovation • DNA detective work could end poaching  Shamin Chibba The Homo naledi fossils, which were recently discovered in the Dinaledi Cave in Gauteng, have been given a new home at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.The fossils are now housed in the vault at the Phillip V Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory on campus, after spending a month on display at the Cradle of Humankind in neighbouring Mogale City.The new species, Homo naledi, was named after the chamber in which it was discovered, in the Rising Star caves. The underground room where the fossils were found was called the Dinaledi Chamber, which means “chamber of stars” in SeSotho.At a recent Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) media tour hosted by Brand South Africa, local and foreign journalists were given exclusive access to the vault.Archaeologist Lee Berger, an American based at Wits’ world-renowned centre, said the vault was home to almost 60% of the world’s fossils, including the recently discovered Homo naledi. Berger and his team of excavators were on hand to show and explain their experiences during their discovery of the Homo naledi fossils.At its opening in July, Berger said the vault held more scientific information on how humans evolved and where we came from than any other facility worldwide. “Right here in this vault, this word-class vault, is the majority of their assemblage. It’s held in high security because this is all of human heritage.”“This is a very special place,” he told the journalists on the FOCAC tour earlier this month. “We don’t allow anyone other than scientists to enter here.”But the press members were given a chance to view the Homo naledi remains up close.And now, we present to you exclusive pictures from the vault taken during that media tour.  Pictured is the inside of the vault at Wits University. Berger said there was an “extraordinary spike in discoveries across Africa over the last decade” and that there is still more to find on the continent. Berger believes that this young woman’s curved hand could have been shaped that way for climbing. What startled Berger and his colleagues is that the Dinaledi Cave where the homo naledi fossils were found was just 1.5-kilometres away from Sterkfontein, a site that is rich in hominid fossils. Homo naledi had the ability to move its arms and legs like modern humans. The homo naledi fossils were on display at the Cradle of Humankind between September and October this year. Schoolchildren were given the chance to view the remains of the homo naledi when it was kept at the Cradle of Humankind earlier this year. The bones showed no traces of their being in fights with carnivores or other hominins. This suggests that the Dinaledi Cave was where the homo naledi disposed of their dead, a sort of burial site. This is an indication of their sophistication and what Berger said was a recognition of their own mortality. “It is what separated us from the animal kingdom.” Berger said fossils of 15 individuals of various ages were found 12 metres into the Dinaledi Chamber. Taung Child, pictured above, which is a fossilised skull of a young Australopithecus africanus, is also housed in the vault at Wits University. It was discovered in 1924 by quarrymen working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, North-West province. An illustrated representation of the Dinaledi Cave where the homo naledi fossils were found. (Image: Wits University)last_img read more