Meet 36-Yr-Old Honey Bee Farmer

first_imgShe is 36 and engages in one of the rarest farming professions in Liberia — Bee Farming. Old lady Kumba Saah told the Daily Observer Farmer Desk that she was taught by a Ghanaian national in 2006 and has since been raising bees for their honey on her own. Beekeeping is so rare among the farming professions in Liberia that to see its farmer is another thing. Most preferably it would be a male farmer raising bees for their honey than a female the reason being that because bees are ferocious. They are notable for their caustic sting when they are troubled. No woman or most of them won’t want to bother with raising bees that never get to know their owners. This is not the case with Ms. Saah, however. “It’s a very good profession. My family has lived on it since I started doing it. It doesn’t have much work,” Ms. Saah, a mother of two, said.“It’s not hard to do; anyone can do it. That person will only need a little brush up and he or she can be on their own. There is not physical work in the process,” she explained. However, she countered that what someone might see as being hard is when driving the bees away from their combs in order to harvest the honey. She told our Farmer Desk that she built 15 boxes to keep her bees but only four of the boxes were left; the rest were stolen. From a box, she stated beaming with a smile: “When the bees really produce more, one box can give seven gallons of honey.”She sells a 0.5 liters of honey for L$840 (US$10) and a gallon for L$6,720 (US$80). One major problem she has right now is marketing one and half barrels of pure honey she has stored. She stated that it’s a very good venture that she is hoping to join partnership with someone, who will be willing to increase the size of the business. At the moment, Ms. Saah said all she does right is just ‘from hand to mouth,’ meaning she only does it for her family’s survival. The single parent has a family size of seven, including her younger sister, younger sister’s kids and her kids. 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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Chris Haugan finishes first in Wednesday Cactus race

first_imgMatt Gilmore, the 2012 champion, finished in second place. He finished his ride in 31:24, while Nicki Haugan rounded out the podium positions clocking in at 31:32.Fourth spot went to Jansen Van Rensburg. He finished in 32:22 and was followed by Andrew Kovacs who took fifth in 34:49.George Gamble took sixth place with his time of 35:45, Pat Ferris took seventh finishing with a time of 38:39, eighth position went to Roger St. Jean who finished his ride in 39:44, and Davide Loro secured ninth by clocking in at 43:49.- Advertisement -Next for the Blizzard Bike Club is the Baldonnel time trial at 7 p.m. tonight. That’s followed by Sunday’s Frozen John race at 10 a.m.last_img read more

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Gangster, guilty in deputy’s slaying, could face death

first_imgNORWALK – A jury Tuesday convicted a gang member of gunning down a sheriff’s deputy who was killed while investigating another shooting, in which the gang member was a suspect. Along with murder, Jose Luis Orozco, 29, was found guilty of attempted murder for the first shooting, which occurred four days before Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Luis Gerardo Ortiz was killed. Ortiz, 35, died June 24, 2005, outside an apartment in Hawaiian Gardens. A 15-year veteran, he was assigned to the gang-enforcement unit and was investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded while doing yardwork. Jurors deliberated less than a day before reaching their verdict. The same jury will hear arguments next week on whether to impose the death penalty in the case. Orozco, jailed without bail since his arrest, was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jurors found true the special circumstances of murder of a peace officer intentionally killed while performing his duties, murder to avoid arrest, street gang murder and lying in wait. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Blow for Southampton! Injured Forster out for the rest of the season

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on a knee injury, the club have announced.The 27-year-old was stretchered off during Saturday’s Premier League victory over Burnley after falling awkwardly under pressure from Clarets forward Sam Vokes.Scans showed damage to the player’s left patellar tendon, with the usual time-frame for recovery from this type of injury between nine months and a year.Southampton confirmed on the club’s official website: “Forster will be ruled out for the rest of the season. A long-term prediction of when he will return will be made in due course.”It’s a big blow for the Saints, with their number one stopper sidelined as they look to continue their quest for European qualification for the remainder of the season.They will have to rely on 38-year-old veteran Kelvin Davis, who impressed with a number of key saves after replacing Forster against Burnley.Forster, who joined Southampton from Celtic for £10million last August, had been replaced in the England squad for the upcoming internationals by Robert Green of QPR.Southampton’s medical staff are confident the goalkeeper, who had been in good form, can make a full recovery.The club’s executive director of football Les Reed said: “Fraser is an outstanding goalkeeper and has been a huge part of our success this season. While this is a challenging situation, we look forward to him returning to action as soon as he is fully fit.“I am sure he will go on to make a significant number of appearances for Southampton and for England, and will get the best support available to help him recover to do so.“No one will be any sadder than Kelvin Davis, who did an outstanding job replacing Fraser in such circumstances. Nobody could be better to step into the fray in terms of experience and ability.“Kelvin is a big-game player, who will be ably supported by Paulo Gazzaniga and Cody Cropper. I am sure the team will now be even more motivated to ensure we stay miserly in front of our goal and ruthless at the other end.” 1 Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster last_img read more

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Brave Buncrana girl (9) receives Hidden Hearing Hero special recognition award

first_imgA big hearted nine-year-old from Buncrana, Kara Rose Black, has been named a Hidden Hearing Hero at this year’s national awards.Kara Rose was among twenty national winners, recognised at the awards yesterday for ordinary and extraordinary acts of kindness, community, and determination that make a difference in Irish society.On her seventh birthday in 2015, Kara Rose donated her hair to charity to make wigs for children, after her school friend lost her hair due to cancer treatment.  She continues to donate regularly, just as soon as her long hair grows back. Kara Rose has also raised over €1,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation, in memory of her great gran, Agnes, and for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of her gran Margaret, and her great grandad John.She was accompanied by her proud parents Michelle and Stuart Black as her achievements were honoured on Monday.Presenting the national award in the ‘Young Hero’ category, Stephen Leddy, Hidden Hearing’s Managing Director, said that people like Kara Rose Black are to be celebrated for their selfless acts and generosity.“Our young winner already has a lovely natural instinct to help others, and is a remarkable example to young people of how giving to others makes the community a better place for everyone”, Stephen Leddy said. Kara Rose Black from Buncrana, Co Donegal with actress Claudia Carroll.Open to young and old people from all walks of life, the Hidden Hearing Hero Awards has been run since 2011, and invites nominations from members of the public in a number of categories.The awards scheme is supported by Hidden Hearing, but nominees are not necessarily deaf or hard of hearing, according to Stephen Leddy.“Hidden Hearing backs the Heroes awards programme because, like our hearing, special people are sometimes taken for granted, and are maybe not fully appreciated until they’re not around”, he said at the 2017 awards presentation. Other winners in the 2017 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards included Cork mother Vera Twomey, who campaigned for cannabis-based treatment for her daughter Ava, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.This year’s Healthcare Hero is Dr Phil Halligan, based at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health systems in UCD in Dublin, for her support of students registered with a disability. Also recognised in the Healthcare category is Watermans Lodge, a day care and respite centre for people with Alzheimer’s, in Ballina, Co Tipperary. Their award was accepted by Christina McKenna.In the Triumph over Adversity category, cystic fibrosis sufferer Jillian McNulty was acknowledged for her recent campaign for the new CF drug Orkambi to be made available in Ireland.A member of the Dublin-based coast guard helicopter was also honoured for bravery, as was 11-year-old Archie Naughton from Roscommon, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and is involved in the search for a cure.Hidden Hearing also made a €2,000 donation on the day to Crumlin Children’s Hospital, which was accepted by Dee McMahon, Financial Director of the hospital. Broadcaster Mary Kennedy was MC at the glittering awards presentation in the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. Celebrities and media personalities on hand to congratulate the 2017 Hidden Hearing Heroes included Aisling O’Loughlin, Lorraine Keane, Nuala Carey, Alan Hughes, Karl Broderick, sports star Tony Ward, chef Kevin Dundon, singer Melanie McCabe and actors Maclean Burke, Tony Tormey and Claudia Carroll. Brave Buncrana girl (9) receives Hidden Hearing Hero special recognition award was last modified: September 12th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB TO HOLD GENERAL MEETING

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club NotesThe Under 16 team are away to Naomh Conaill in the Championship on Wednesday 4th of September.The under 13 team are away to Four Masters in the League on Saturday 12th of August at 12.00pm. The Under 8 footballers were in Bundoran last Saturday with a very enjoyable Blitz between Bundoran, Ballyshannon and Killybegs.There is general meeting on Friday August 30th at 9.00pm in the Eamonn Byrne Park Clubrooms, the Item on the agenda is the future use of Eamonn Byrne Park and McDevitt Park.Is your Company interested in advertising at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park and supporting CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Please contact Sarah Tully 0863311733.The Killotto had no winner this week. Next week’s jackpot is €1,400. Yvonne Gallagher Parkhead won the match 3 €60 This week’s sellers are Gary Conaghan’s team. There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,600 on 46 numbers. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB TO HOLD GENERAL MEETING was last modified: August 27th, 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:GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB TO HOLD GENERAL MEETINGlast_img read more

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Nation’s top Navy man speaks of the war on terror

first_imgPORT HUENEME – Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the nation’s chief of naval operations, told sailors at Naval Base Ventura County on Monday they are serving their country in a crucial period of American history, facing a war on terrorism likely to last decades. “We’re in a long war – the global war on terror,” said Mullen, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “If you stay in 30 years, this war will still be going on.” He spoke to hundreds of young sailors gathered to hear him speak during a stop on his way to Hawaii to commemorate the Pearl Harbor anniversary on Wednesday. “The attack on Pearl Harbor 64 years ago was a horrific day for us,” he said, adding that when people remember Dec. 7, 1941, they now think about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “I’m not surprised that Mike has risen to the top of the Navy,” Hampton, who taught algebra to Mullen, is quoted as saying. For the upcoming magazine, Mullen said his background at Notre Dame helped make it possible for him to take advantage of opportunities he encountered. “The rigorous academics, the sense of teamwork on the basketball court and the support of great friends and skilled teachers all gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in the Navy,” he said. On Monday, Mullen thanked hundreds of members of the Naval Construction Battalion Force, or Seabees, for their “can-do” reaction helping hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast. “The Seabees’ contributions have been extraordinary,” he said. He also praised the role of the Seabees supporting the Marines in Iraq and talked about plans for the Navy to assume a new role in the detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and new responsibilities fighting terrorism and piracy around the Horn of Africa. “We will continue to be pressed hard,” he said, adding that, while the challenges are unprecedented, the Navy is ready. “This is the greatest Navy we’ve ever had.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Since becoming the Navy’s top uniformed officer on July 22, Mullen has made it a priority to visit sailors around the world, discussing everything from the war on terrorism to what he called his no-tolerance attitude against racial and gender discrimination in the Navy. He grew up in North Hollywood, graduating in 1964 from Notre Dame High School, where he played basketball, and in 1968 from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Notre Dame officials are proudly featuring Mullen in a profile to be published in the January issue of the school’s biannual magazine, the Knight Letter. “His accomplishments are extraordinary,” said Katie Feeney, a publications coordinator at the school who put together the profile. She quotes Brother Robert Hampton, the principal while Mullen attended Notre Dame, who called him a gentleman who excelled in his classes, including math he took with other gifted students. last_img read more

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SARAH KENNEDY MISSES OUT IN BRITAIN & IRELAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL FINALE

first_imgDonegal’s Sarah Kennedy did her county proud last night in the ninth series finale of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model on Sky Living.The 23-year-old student and part-time housekeeper from Portnoo was pipped at the post and came second against Surrey girl Lauren Lambert.The prize was a top modeling contract with the well-known agency Models 1. But we predict this won’t be the last time we see Sarah.The red-haired pale beauty shone out from the 28 other contestants, coming up against two opponents in the pre-recorded finale.Sarah went through a series of challenging photo shoots, but made it through the tense weekly eliminations.In the finale, Sarah had her first professional tanning for a poolside shoot in Barbados, followed by a walk down the catwalk in a stunning crimson dress. The series was judged by singer Dannii Minogue, and supermodels Elle Macpherson and Tyson Beckford.SARAH KENNEDY MISSES OUT IN BRITAIN & IRELAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL FINALE was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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:bintmSarah Kennedylast_img read more

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Chelsea man will reject Spurs to sign for Liverpool – report

first_imgDaniel Sturridge will snub Tottenham to sign for Liverpool next month, according to The Sun.Liverpool are widely expected to buy the forward from Chelsea in a £12m deal when the transfer window opens.And it is claimed that he will sign a £65,000-a-week deal an Anfield rather than rejoin Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.While Chelsea manager Villas-Boas played Sturridge in a wide position rather than his preferred central role, which is said to be a factor in the player’s supposed decision.The Daily Express say Liverpool remain confident of sealing a deal for Sturridge despite a late hitch leading to a proposed medical being cancelled.The Sun also say QPR are among the clubs that could sign Gary Hooper from Celtic and that Fulham want Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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49ers Taumoepenu feels alive sending Christmas gifts to native Tonga

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Pita Taumoepenu spent Tuesday packing up a shipping container with Christmas gifts for his native village of Pea in Tonga, about a two-week voyage in the South Pacific.The next day, the 49ers gave him his long-awaited present: a promotion from the practice squad onto the 53-man roster.San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Pita Taumoepenu (45) sacks Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Sloter (1) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Santa Clara, …last_img read more

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