Edwin J. Dunbar Dies

first_imgThe late Edwin J. Dunbar…Civil Engineer, son of George DunbarMr. Edwin J Dunbar, son of the legendary Liberian father and agriculturist, George Dunbar, died on May 8, 2019 in Texas, United States of America. He was in his 85th year.A 1954 graduate of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), Edwin Dunbar was one of the first group of students that President W.V.S. Tubman sent to Indiana Polytech to study Civil Engineering. He successfully qualified, returned home and commenced work with Raymond Concrete Pile, the American company that built the Free Port of Monrovia and many other paved roads in the Liberian capital.Edwin later joined the Department of Public Works and Utilities (Ministry of Public works), and was assigned to supervise the construction of the streets in Harper, Cape Palmas. He later, during the Tolbert administration, became deputy minister of Action for Development and Progress. Following the April 12, 1980 coup d’état that overthrew the Tolbert government, Edwin returned with his family to the United States and settled in Dallas, Texas, where he remained professionally engaged until his death last week.Edwin J. Dunbar was born on September 24, 1934 to the union of Mr. George Dunbar and his wife, Madam Gborlomehn Flomo Dunbar of Palala, Bong County. Among Edwin’s siblings by the same mother were Mrs. Milly Dunbar Baker, a poultry husbandry expert and wife of the late former president of Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), Dr. Christian E. Baker; Richard Dunbar, who trained in Machinery at BWI (Class of ‘58); and Mrs. Sophie Dunbar Boayue.Sophie, like so many of George Dunbar’s daughters, was educated at the St. Theresa’s Convent, where she graduated in 1959. Known as “Red Sophie” because of her very light complexion like most George Dunbar’s children, Sophie, named for the late ice cream entrepreneur Sophie Dunbar, proprietress of Sophie’s Ice Cream, was distinguished from another Sophie at St. Theresa’s, brown skinned in complexion, but called “Black Sophie,” daughter of Counselor Stephen Dunbar and sister of Counselor Stephen (Bill) Dunbar.Like many of George Dunbar’s sons, Edwin attended the BWI, where he studied Architectural Drafting and other technical subjects, before earning a scholarship to study Civil Engineering at Indiana Polytech.Following his graduation from Indiana Polytech, Edwin returned home with his wife, Mrs. Roxie Elaine Martin Dunbar. This marriage that lasted for over 58 years, until she predeceased him.Among Edwin’s 27 classmates at BWI were his buddy and fellow civil engineer, Gabriel Johnson Tucker, who also studied at Indiana Polytech; John Payne Tucker, older brother of Gabriel, James Zota Dennis, Elfric K. Porte, James Mitchell, Milton Birch, Thomas Kumehn, Amanda Gray, George Wright, Amos Korto, Esther Johnson, Samuel D. Johnson, Amanda Gray, John Kerlea, Lincoln Taylor, Hilary Taylor, Julius Oguntee, Isaac Collins, Reverend Mark J. Richards, Frederick Nyekahn, Buster Grimes and Elfric Koikoi Porte, who generously provided the Daily Observer with most of these names.The BWI Class of ’54 produced three civil engineers—Edwin Dunbar, Gabriel Johnson Tucker, former Public Works Minister, and Isaac Collins, who spent most of his professional life working for the Firestone Plantations Company.Mr. Edwin Dunbar is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Aletha Korto Dunbar Hoff, Dr. Winnie Dunbar-Davies and Mildred Elaine (Millie) Dunbar, sons Edwin J. Dunbar, Jr., William Garfield Dunbar, Judge Roosevelt Scheapolor Dunbar of Liberia, Pastor Calvin Dunbar of the Bahamas, Abraham Lincoln Dunbar, Irving Augustus Levi Dunbar (Duke) and a host of grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews.According to family sources, wake keeping over the remains of Mr. Edwin Dunbar will take place on Friday, May 31 in Dallas Texas, and the funeral in the same city on Saturday, June 1, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kitty vendor stabbed to death during row

first_imgA 22-year-old vendor died at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Monday after he was stabbed during a confrontation in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market.Dead is Richard Noel, a vendor of Lot 39 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown. He was stabbed at about 13:30h on Monday at the Route 41 bus park.Guyana Times understands that Noel and the suspect, a resident of Barr Street, Kitty, had a heated argument during which the stabbing occurred. Noel had reportedly confronted the suspect for assaulting his sister.Dead: Richard NoelInitial Police reports revealed that Noel was stabbed once to the left side of his chest. However, relatives of the now dead man claimed that he was stabbed twice. The dead man’s brother, Tremaine Mc Curdy, told this newspaper that sometime after the incident occurred, someone went to their home and related the news to Noel’s mother, who has been devastated by the loss of her son.“We heard Richard Noel get stabbed twice to his heart. We hear from eyewitnesses that he and one of his friends had a lil talking but he didn’t had no time with the friend and he turn away. The friend rush to he and when he turn around, the friend give he two premeditated jook to he heart and he fall down,” the brother related.According to McCurdy, they were told that his brother was left on the scene, bleeding out for about over 30 minutes before he was finally picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the GPHC, where he died sometime around 21:00h while receiving medical attention.Mc Curdy further related what he knew of the argument that ensued between his brother and the suspect.“There was a conflict some days ago between Richard’s sister and the [suspect], who confronted the sister on the street a day and they had a talking, and like he hit the girl. So Richard go to confront [the suspect] about what’s the problem between he and his sister, and like they had a hard talking,” the young man explained.He went on to note, however, that he is not sure if that was the reason behind Monday’s confrontation. “I don’t know if it’s why they had the scuffle over or a past scene because the two of them were in jail before so I don’t know if it’s a problem in jail or whatsoever make it happen,” Mc Curdy said.Since the incident, the suspect has reportedly gone into hiding. This publication was told that the Police searched his residence but came up empty-handed. Nevertheless, investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

‘What sort of example is that for Sturridge?!’ Liverpool fans react as Klopp suffers appendicitis

first_imgJurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis.The German boss fell ill after Friday’s pre-match press conference and the club have since confirmed that he will not be at Anfield this afternoon.And Reds supporters have immediately turned their attention to Daniel Sturridge’s influence.Have a read of the reaction to the news on Klopp below… 1 Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool v Sunderland with suspected appendicitis. last_img

Ducks fall short in shootout

first_imgAntti Miettinen scored in the fourth round of the shootout to send the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Mighty Ducks on Friday night. After both teams missed in the first round, Jussi Jokinen connected in the second for Dallas. Anaheim’s Andy McDonald matched that goal in the third and final round of regulation. Dallas’ Mike Modano then missed to force an extra round. Teemu Selanne then was denied on a sliding save by Johan Hedberg, opening the door for Miettinen, who gave the Stars the extra point when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Brenden Morrow scored two real goals for the Stars, one short-handed, and Miettinen also had a goal as Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit. Selanne had a power-play goal and an assist. McDonald added a power-play goal, and Samuel Pahlsson also scored for Anaheim, which has lost all four meetings with Dallas this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Dallas’ Marty Turco, who on Thursday signed a four-year, $22.8 million contract extension through the 2009-10 season, gave up three goals on Anaheim’s first six shots and was lifted before the second period. Hedberg was sharp in relief, stopping all 16 shots he faced in the final two periods and overtime. He then denied three of four attempts in the shootout. Anaheim carried a 3-1 lead into the third period. Morrow cut the deficit to 3-2 at 1:35 while the Stars were on the penalty-kill, stealing the puck at center ice and scoring on a breakaway. He tied it with his 13th goal of the season on a rebound at 13:36. Flyers 3, Capitals 1: Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Philadelphia Flyers stretched their road-point streak to 14 games with a victory over the Washington Capitals. center_img Mike Rathje also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 7-0-1 on their 11-game road trip. Their only loss in that stretch was a shootout defeat last Saturday in Washington. Philadelphia has won three straight and eight of 10. With points in their next two road games, the Flyers would tie the team mark set in 1979-80. Alexander Ovechkin scored for Washington, which has dropped three straight and four of five. Thrashers 6, Penguins 4: Ilya Kovalchuk put up his second hat trick of the season, scoring his third goal into an empty net with 44 seconds left to clinch a victory over visiting Pittsburgh. The Thrashers built a 5-0 lead through two periods before the Penguins scored four times. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 1: Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to lead Carolina at home past New York. Kevyn Adams, Rod Brind’Amour and Justin Williams also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who won the last three games of a four-game homestand. Red Wings 3, Predators 1: Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored two power-play goals, leading the Red Wings over the host Nashville Predators. It marked the first time this season that the Predators lost in regulation to a Central Division team. The Red Wings are 13-1 against teams in their division. Flames 1, Maple Leafs 0 : Calgary defenseman Robyn Regehr scored the only goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for his NHL-leading sixth shutout as the Flames beat visiting Toronto and snapped the Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak. Regehr’s fourth goal of the season came at 4:24 of the second period on a harmless-looking play. 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

IRELAND RUGBY STAR SEAN POPS IN FOR A SLICE OF DONEGAL LIFE

first_imgTOP IRELAND rugby star Sean O’Brien spent the weekend in Co Donegal – to get away from the new hype surrounding him.The classy back row Tullow Tank has a fearsome reputation.But when he had dinner las night at the Yellow Pepper restaurant in Letterkenny he was a complete gentleman…and then some. Said Sean to one diner: “It’s great to be in Donegal. It’s my favourite place on earth and no-one bothers you. It’s nice to have a great meal and chill out.”O’Brien was a star of the Ireland’s  World cup bid.He started against Australia, Russia, Italy and Wales during Ireland’s World Cup campaign, scoring a try against Russia and winning the Man-of-the-Match award against Italy.The Carlow native and Leinster player is one day tipped to captain Ireland. Said a diner at the Yellow Pepper: “He was lovely. No airs or graces; just a nice down to earth fella…I wish more of our stars were like him.”IRELAND RUGBY STAR SEAN POPS IN FOR A SLICE OF DONEGAL LIFE was last modified: November 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:letterkennysean o brienYellow Pepperlast_img read more

CYCLING: FINN WHEELER QUINN WINS ULTRA TT SERIES

first_imgEunan QuinnFinn Wheelers cyclist Eunan Quinn from Ballybofey won the Chain Driven Cycles Ultra TT series 12hr Time Trial in Sligo yesterday cycling 384.2km in very windy conditions.This amazing feat broke the current record by 12km held by Joe Barr who recently completed the Malin to Mizen & back in 49hrs beating the previous record by 6 hrs.CYCLING: FINN WHEELER QUINN WINS ULTRA TT SERIES was last modified: June 29th, 2015 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) Tags:donegalFinn WheelersMark Quinnlast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY CHILDCARE SPARK REVIEW OF SUPPORTS FOR WORKING FAMILIES

first_imgAvril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager with Alan Gray, Indecon International Economic Consultancy Group going into Leinster House to present the findings and proposals of the national report into childcare supports for working families.A national research report commissioned by Donegal County Childcare has succeeded in prompting a review of national childcare funding schemes for working families. Minister Frances Fitzgerald has openly acknowledged the initiative taken by Donegal County Childcare in taking this proposal forward and has reiterated that the ‘Supporting Working Families – Releasing a brake on economic growth’ report will be central to the Government review.In her comments to the Joint Committee on Health and Children she stated that the cost of childcare is a cutting edge issue for the Irish economy in the years ahead. Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare, who initiated the research compiled by Indecon International Economic Consultants, is delighted with the organisations success in not only getting this issue to the table, but also by being able to back up a long talked about issue with a statistical analysis and realistically costed solutions.“It just proves that you can talk about an issue as much as you like but it’s only when you can provide workable solutions with a costed price tag that you’ll move beyond talking to yourself.“When developing the research proposal for this work, Donegal Childcare were interested in setting this in the context of not so much the cost of childcare rather parents ability to afford childcare against average earnings in Ireland.“Although this is a national report, we were of course particularly interested in its application to working families in County Donegal – and it was no surprise that this is where evidence was most dismal when applied to our own county.” The group said that low income parents with children under 5 years old are caught in a poverty trap due to the in-affordability of childcare in our county.This is no longer an unfounded statement – it is a proven fact., added the group.Avril said ‘I have long believed that childcare is a fundamental component of economic policy – we need to start developing integrated policy in this area. We may not be able to do everything to solve the problem immediately – but we can do something. It is now a question of pace and scale in terms of the action we must take for working families’.This success of the DCCC led initiative is now evident. DCCC were delighted to be invited to provide a presentation of the main findings of our work to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on 20th February.DCCC were supported by Donegal TD’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Charlie McConalogue at the committee proceedings even though they do not sit on the Health and Children Committee. “We need everyone to both recognise and get behind this issue now to reverse this state of affairs.”Further information on the DCCC Indecon Report (downloadable www.donegalchildcare.com) and its findings and proposals, please do not hesitate to contact the DCCC office on 074 9123442 or contact info@donegalchildcare.comIf you would like to view DCCC’s presentation to the Joint Committee on Health and Children from the 20th February, please see the link below where DCCC’s presentation features as the first agenda item.http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=25554&&CatID=127 DONEGAL COUNTY CHILDCARE SPARK REVIEW OF SUPPORTS FOR WORKING FAMILIES was last modified: March 4th, 2014 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)Tags:Donegal County Childcarelast_img read more

TWO DONEGAL GIANTS COME TOGETHER IN UNIQUE VENTURE

first_imgThe venture is officially launched this morning by Minister Michael Ring with the McGlone and Temple families. Pic Donegal Daily.Two of Donegal’s most famous brands have come together to promote the economy and image of the county in a unique venture.Minister Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport officially launch the joint marketing initiative of Harvey’s Point and Magee of Donegal which will be known as SephirA.The glamourous launch was attended by the Gysling and Temple families and General Manger, Noel Cunningham today in the Magee of Donegal store, Donegal Town. The two leading family run brands are joining forces to jointly promote hospitality, tourism, retail and employment in the Donegal region, at a National and International level.The strategic partnership of the two family brands synonymous with quality and Donegal will see a vast array of mutually attractive consumer benefits generated for both Harvey’s Point and Magee of Donegal alike.The brands will engage in a number of cross promotion strategies, to include international sales trips, with a key focus on North America.As an ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way, Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point will travel across the United States throughout the summer months, promoting the West Coast Experience. At a national level there will be in store consumer promotions and a dedicated merchandised cabinet display of Magee’s products available for purchase in Harvey’s Point.Guests to Harvey’s Point will also receive exclusive Magee in store discounts, as well as availing of a complimentary personal shopping experience and upcoming select fashion events.The picturesque hotel runs a series of midweek and weekend breaks, which will include a Magee shopping experience and traditional weaving demonstrations.In a further initiative to generate and grow visitors and promote tourism in Donegal, Magee of Donegal will this year sponsor the ever popular Harvey’s Point ‘Dinner Cabaret’, which will return for the 2014 season, from June 25th to October 29th.Director of Magee, Charlotte Temple, Director, Magee said they are very excited to be partnering with Harvey’s Point. “Harvey’s Point has evolved over the years into a fantastic hotel that we, not only in Donegal but nationally can be very proud of. We both have a similar target customer and working together this year and going forward, will be hugely beneficial for both parties and Donegal.”Speaking about the strategic business and marketing partnership Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point said they are delighted to be joining forces with a strong brand such as Magee of Donegal.“It is a natural fit for us, as we share a number of the same values and vision. Working together we aim to ensure that Donegal is highly visible and promoted as a quality holiday destination, bringing more visitors to our unique and stunning county.”Noel Cunningham, host of Harvey’s Point Cabaret Nights with SephirA, who will appearing at this summer’s spectacular showsTWO DONEGAL GIANTS COME TOGETHER IN UNIQUE VENTURE was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 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)Tags:donegalharvey’s pointMageesNoel Cunninghamtourismlast_img read more

Call for Minister to visit Gaoth Dobhair’s flooded areas

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called upon the Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Sean Kyne to visit the flood-affected areas of Gweedore in the coming week. Substantial damage was caused by floods early on Saturday morning to roads, bridge and drainage throughout Gweedore.Pat the Cope added that a temporary footbridge is now in place to facilitate the Diver family in the short term, after the bridge serving their family home was washed away. More permanent repairs or replacement of the bridge is urgently required to facilitate vehicular traffic to the home of the Diver family.In 2009 when flash flooding caused major damage throughout Gweedore, the then Minister for the Gaeltacht Eamon O Cuiv TD visited the area immediately and provided the necessary funding for improvement works and repairs to the roads and infrastructure added Pat the Cope.“I am now calling on the current Gaeltacht Minister of State Sean Kyne TD to visit Gweedore next week with a view to sanctioning the necessary funding and to co-ordinate a comprehensive repair strategy with Donegal County Council”The Regional road which was closed earlier in the day at Meenalaugh has reopened but further more permanent repairs may need to be carried out in order to prevent future flooding. Cllr Noreen Mc Garvey said she has already been in contact with Donegal County Council and will be raising this matter at the next council meeting.She will also be requesting a full report to be carried out of all the damage caused by the flooding in Gweedore and right throughout west Donegal and a priority list of what repairs that will be required to be carried out. This report needs to be concluded before Minister Kyne visits the area added Cllr Mc Garvey.Pat the Cope paid special tribute to the Council Road Staff who responded to the calls early this morning and immediately set about carrying out the emergency repairs.“The entire response from the council must be commended as it comprehensively dealt with the matter and carried out trojan work throughout the day,” he said.Call for Minister to visit Gaoth Dobhair’s flooded areas was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Gift of the Givers responds to Philippine disaster

first_imgThe scale of destruction wrought by super-typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines will not be known any time soon, but South African non-governmental organisation (NGO) Gift of the Givers has begun plans to ship much-needed humanitarian supplies to the most affected areas. The NGO has made R2-million available immediately to buy essential supplies for victims in the most affected eastern part of the island chain.Gift of the Givers is responding to a call from the Filipino government for international assistance in the aftermath of the catastrophic natural disaster. Early estimates put the death toll at 20 000, but that is expected to rise, and say that the typhoon has left more than 500 000 people homeless and without access to clean water and food.The Filipino military has been evacuating citizens like this pregnant woman caught in the part of the destruction (Image: Government of the Philippines)Winds exceeding 320 km per hour and waves topping 7m made landfall on 8 November, wreaking destruction up to 3 km inland on the island archipelago. Tacloban, the provincial capital of Leyte, bore the brunt of ferocious winds where it is estimated that at least 10 000 people have been killed. It is small towns like Guiuan, where Haiyan first hit, destroying 80% of the village, which will receive assistance from Gift of the Givers.With a second typhoon expected to strike the Philippines later this week the NGO is in a race to get emergency food and medical supplies to desperate communities cut off from the outside world. Initial supplies will be shipped from the organisation’s warehouses in South Africa and Dubai, or be purchased on the ground in the Philippines.Included in the emergency food supplies is Sibusiso Ready Food, a protein-rich food supplement developed by the NGO. The high-energy soya and groundnut-based supplement was developed to provide energy-rich food to HIV and tuberculosis patients, and malnutrition sufferers. It has proven to be an effective remedy to food shortages in the aftermath of disasters such as Haiyan.A CALL FOR HELPAs it has before, the organisation has asked South Africans to donate money or goods for the humanitarian effort. The NGO needs to collect non-perishable food items, blankets, disposable nappies, sanitary pads and medical supplies.Once details of the devastation become clearer Gift of the Givers will dispatch search-and-rescue teams to the area to assist with clean-up and rescue operations. The organisation’s teams will include volunteer paramedics, primary health care personnel and medics with advanced life support skills. Teams such as these were among the first to respond to the destruction wrought by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and are operating in war-torn Syria.AFRICA’S LARGEST AID AGENCYGift of the Givers was honoured earlier this year with a two-part postage stamp by the South African Post OfficeBeginning in 1992 with an aid mission to conflict-ridden Bosnia, Gift of the Givers has grown into the largest Africa-based and founded aid organisation in the world. It has provided assistance in Niger; after the earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, during the floods in Limpopo and Mozambique in 2010 and 2013, and is the only aid agency operating in Somalia.Labelled South African brand ambassadors, with a postage stamp celebrating its good works, the Gift of the Givers was founded by Dr Imtiaaz Sooliman after his Sufi spiritual advisor Muhammed Saffer-Effendi told him to start an NGO.Sooliman gave up a lucrative private medical practice to set up a humanitarian organisation that has disbursed more than R1-billion and has operations in more than 40 countries across the globe.Constantly networking or flying to asses needs in disaster areas Sooliman has said he has dispensed with the need to rest.“I can’t look away; there is far too much hardship and difficulty in the world. Helping other people is a way of saying to God ‘thank you’ that my family is safe.”First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for freelast_img read more