Highlighting International Liberian Artist on Their Way Up Part 1

first_imgIn the last few years, a slew of male artist have flooded the Liberian music industry, but the tide of who’s actually making good music seems to be spinning.More and more international artists are emerging as good artists that a lot of the Liberian-based community has no knowledge of.Some have the music game locked down and in control with tunes mixed with love ballads, afro dance while others have just their own unique style.Well this year, 2015, we’ll be highlighting stars who have already signified the music industry abroad, to help them re-connect with fans back home.Augustus Cole Jr, commonly known as G-Rize has recently been nominated as ‘best artist’ for the Liberian entertainment awards. His swag, deliverance and effort in his music career have not only captured those who spend money to see him perform and croon in their ears, but have also caught LIB LIFE’s interest.“Welcome to G-Rize world”A tribute song/video called ”NEVER GIVE UP” by G-Rize heightened his fan base considerably by those who have and are still being affected by the deadly Ebola virus.“I felt their pain and I had to do something by praying for them and letting the world know what was going on, so I did that song” G-Rize says.The song has an unbelievable amount of views, compared to that of other Ebola tracks made over the last year, which indicates his popularity among others.“I’m different from a lot of other artist because of my hard work and determination. I know in order to be successful, you will have to work very hard and be very creative” he adds.Creativity is a kaleidoscope of what G-Rize is. I watched his “”LIB Ladies” meaning ”Liberian Girls” track and was taken aback by the video; which features Liberians across the globe.“My last single release “LIB ladies” was letting them know how beautiful they are and showing the world the ”BEAUTY” of our culture and beautiful women. I did this record with another Liberian artist base out here in the U.S called Chris DeSheild. I also have another single coming out called ”Ur Waist” featuring one of Liberia finest artist ”Shadow Man” who is now base in Philadelphia, USA,” he added. AFRO/POP music is his style, but throughout the years he’s been versatile and mixes his African culture sound with his American sound. G-Rize music will surely make you dance and feel the vibes of the music.“I love to see people smile and I also love to inspire others to follow their dreams through my music”Now that he’s being nominated a fourth time during the Liberian Entertainment (LEA) sixth year run, we’ve decided to highlight a star who’s shine may have been hidden from the Liberian based community because of distance.“Being nominated for the fourth time at the LEA means a lot to me knowing that my people see what I do and they believe in me. That says a lot about my work. I’m very humbled and blessed to be here today doing what I love. I’ve recorded numerous songs and have the ability to perform on many stages across U.S,” he adds,”  My prayers have allowed me to achieve many goals, like having over 100,000 views on YouTube and receiving many awards,’ he added.According to G-Rize, though he has found a path filled with successes, he never takes for granted where he started. So, he does his best to give back to his community and various non-profit organizations.“Always believe in yourself and work until you no longer have to introduce yourself”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt to invest more resources to fight suicide

first_imgIn addressing the opening of the University of Guyana’s Public Forum on Phycology, which commenced on Thursday at the Pegasus Hotel, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings said Government is committed to fighting suicide and will continue to invest the necessary resources to make this possible.While admitting that a lack of resources is one of the impediments in fighting this scourge more effectively, the Minister acknowledged the work that has already been undertaken to ensure that people get the help and advice that they need in order to reduce the numbers of suicides locally.“The scope of this problem is widespread. Its causes are multiple. We have implemented several solutions, but we need resources to establish sustainable approaches,” she said. Guyana, she said, needs to develop a culture of early intervention where persons can be taught to value and validate their worth.“Psychologically we are concerned about emotional and coping resources that embrace life in a transformative way than resort to death. We are also thinking about getting our young people more involved in national programmes of volunteerism where they can use their energies to help others.”Dr Cummings noted that depression, stress and intimate failures are all part of life, adding that Government has more resources to establish more hotlines so as to help families recognise depression and cope with mental illnesses.The University of Guyana in collaboration with the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations will be hosting a series of events across Guyana to speak about suicide, youth violence and professional psychology. Several highly respected persons in these fields will be addressing the various events that are scheduled to take place in Georgetown, Anna Regina, New Amsterdam and Linden.As of January 2018, persons will have the opportunity to attend courses for psychology at the University of Guyana (UG), following the launch of the programme at the institution’s Turkeyen campus.According to the Department of Public Information, the programme seeks to increase the number of mental health providers available to evaluate and treat psychological conditions, reduce the high rate of suicide and also increase awareness, prevention, support, and compassion for those suffering from mental illness. It also provides professional growth and development for those currently in the mental health workforce, under-graduate and graduate-level clinical psychology training.It was highlighted that the development and enhancement of competence in the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of psychological problems would not only increase the level of professionalism of the field but reduce the burden of mental illness among the general population.The psychology programme will offer a certificate and diploma, a bachelor’s degree in general psychology slated for September 2018 and a Masters in clinical psychology which will be set aside for June 2018.last_img read more

Council votes to demolish historic buildings

first_imgWHITTIER – A water company will be allowed to demolish two and possibly a third building that dates back more than 70 years. The City Council late Tuesday voted 3-2 to overrule a Historic Resources Commission ruling that the California Domestic Water Co. be required to save its 1934 office, 1932 pump house and 1921 single-family residence from demolition. The company wants to demolish the three buildings and build a restaurant and an office building on its site on the north side of Whittier Boulevard across from the Whittwood Town Center. Members of the Whittier Conservancy said the buildings were historically significant and should be preserved. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Councilman Joe Vinatieri authored the motion allowing demolition of the office and pump house and requiring the company to make an effort to save the residence. “We need to have a balance between historic preservation and economic development,” Vinatieri said. “This project will bring in substantial sales tax dollars as well as property tax dollars. last_img read more

DD BEAUTY: SUMMER SHOWER POWER BUDGET BUY

first_imgDD BEAUTY: Start the day the right way with a fresh and smoothing shower gel and shower scrub from Ziaja.With summer around the corner (next week hopefully), it’s time to get skin in tip-top condition and Ziaja have the perfect shower products to keep skin super fresh, silky smooth and summer ready.For a refreshing wakeup call try a ziaja olive, cocoa butter or orange butter shower gel, with luxurious formulas and packed with a whole host of natural ingredients, they are a steal at only €3.49 for 500ml! Follow on with a legendary ziaja body scrub from their cocoa butter, orange butter or olive leaf ranges, to detox skin and buff away dead skin cells for silky smooth, soft and radiant skin.ZIAJA NATURAL OLIVE SHOWER GEL (RRP€3.49): This Mediterranean classic will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face your day. Made from olive oil and containing provitamin B5, the gentle cleansing lather provides moisturising benefits for your skin leaving it feeling soft and hydrated. Available in a 500ml family friendly size and suitable for children with sensitive and very dry skin.ZIAJA COCOA BUTTER CREAMY SHOWER GEL (RRP€3.49): A moisturiser-and-shower-gel-in-one formula, perfect for when you have to skip a body lotion post shower. If shower formulas leave your skin feeling clean but stripped, switch over to this nourishing, ph balanced creamy body wash instead – it leaves skin silky soft as well as squeaky clean. The active ingredient cocoa butter is deeply moisturising, improves skin suppleness, soothes irritations and the chocolate scent lingers on the skin long after it’s washed off. Available in a 500ml family friendly size and suitable for children with sensitive and very dry skin.ZIAJA ORANGE BUTTER CREAMY SHOWER GEL (RRP €3.49): for a zesty start to the day try Ziaja’s orange butter shower gel. The natural active ingredient is derived from orange peel which gives this shower gel its signature natural orange fragrance and colour. Orange butter will moisturise and protect the skin while it also has proven anti-cellulite and skin firming properties. Active ingredients include orange butter obtained from orange peel, olive oil, oligopeptides (micro-collagen), oligopeptides and oligosaccharides, and omega-3, omega-6 ZIAJA COCOA BUTTER SCRUB (RRP €7.99): Bursting with a blend of pure cocoa butter, coconut oil, natural crushed walnut shells and macro scrub granules this unique combination refines and polishes to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin. The crushed walnut shells gently peel off dead surface cells while the macro granules enhance blood circulation, oxygenate cells and smooth the skin perfectly – great for thighs, buttocks, and back.ZIAJA ORANGE BUTTER SHOWER SCRUB (RRP €7.99): You will feel like a shower the moment the lid is off this scrub! with its rejuvenating zesty fragrance, it contains natural orange butter from Chile with natural orange oil obtained from the peell. This is a sunny home spa treatment with natural orange peel and micro granules to slough away dead skin and tackle the peel. The gentle corn and coconut oil naturally wash the skin while the rich in bio-flavonoids formula smoothes out cellulite and firms the skin.OLIVE LEAF GEL SCRUB MICRO–EXFOLIATING (RRP €5.99): Smooth and soothe your way back to glowing and refreshed skin with this olive leaf double act face and body gel scrub that suitable for all skin types. This scrub cleanses the skin and prevent blackheads, remove impurities and break up skin debris and dead skin cells promoting healthy skin repair. The Olive leaf extract contains oleuropein a natural antioxidant and soothing substance that refreshes and strengthens the skin keeping it moisturised during the exfoliation process.WHERE TO FIND IT: shop online @ www.originalbeauty.ie, and from independent Donegal pharmacies.  DD BEAUTY: SUMMER SHOWER POWER BUDGET BUY was last modified: May 27th, 2016 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:donegal daily beautyshowerwww.originalbeauty.ieZIAJAlast_img read more

MAN ORDERED TO PAY €150 AFTER DOG BITES CHILD

first_imgA man whose dog bit a child after it escaped from his garden has been ordered to pay €150 to charity.Jess Furnival appeared at Buncrana District Court charged with not having his dog under control.The court heard a woman was walking her daughter to school when it was attacked by a ‘collie’ dog at Swan Park area of Buncrana. There was no visible mark left by the dog but the mother later noticed the girl developed some bruising.The court heard that Mr Furnival, 65, was minding the dog for his daughter.He was driving out of his premises and the dog had escaped when some gates opened.Solicitor Ciaran McLochlainn told the court that some children had earlier ben throwing stones at the dog and this may have led to the incident.He added that both Mr Furnival, who had no previous convictions, had tried to resolve the issue with the child’s mother but could not and it had then ended up before the courts.His said his client was a fisherman and had never seen the inside of court before.He said he found it strange to be before the courts as the dog did not even belong to him.Judge Paul Kelly said he was prepared to strike the matter out if Mr Furnival, of Swan Park, Westbrook, Buncrana, paid €150 to charity.MAN ORDERED TO PAY €150 AFTER DOG BITES CHILD was last modified: January 10th, 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:bitebuncranaBuncrana District CourtDOGJudge Paul KellySwan Parklast_img read more

JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES: THE DONEGAL BOSTON GFC VERSION!

first_imgIT’S become the anthem of an All-Ireland campaign. And as Jim McGuinness says himself: “We want to win one more match.”Jimmy’s Winning Matches has lifted the hearts of fans overseas.So when the Donegal Boston Gaelic Football Team gathered at the weekend to raise money for the Players Fund, the song just had to be played.But with Kilcar songwriter Rory Gallagher back in Donegal, and Senegal Jimmy stuck in Lanzarote, the Donegal exiles in Boston came up with this version. Click to play  JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES: THE DONEGAL BOSTON GFC VERSION! was last modified: September 17th, 2012 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:Boston GAADonegal GAAJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES: THE DONEGAL BOSTON GFC VERSION!last_img read more

REVEALED – McGUINNESS NOW USING CODENAMES TO CONFUSE OPPOSITION!

first_imgYet another bizarre method of confusing the opposition has been added to Jim McGuinness’ catalogue of mystique.It may appear a simple trick from the outside but the Donegal team have been working on a method of identification to confuse the teams they face.The players never call themselves by their real names during games but are now using names given to each player by the management. The players learn the names off by heart and are known only to the team and the management team.It is not known when the practise started but it was used in the recent Ulster Championship game against Tyrone.It is also uncertain if the same codenames will be used against Down in Cavan next Sunday.But then again nobody knows what to expect from Jim McGuinness and his backroom team at this stage! REVEALED – McGUINNESS NOW USING CODENAMES TO CONFUSE OPPOSITION! was last modified: June 17th, 2013 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:codenamesdonegalJim McGuinnessTyronelast_img read more

DRIVER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER ROAD SMASH

first_imgA MOTORIST has been rushed to hospital after a serious road crash overnight.The male driver was involved in a single vehicle crash at The Nick, Ardara just after 9pm last night.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he has been treated for multiple fractures. It’s understood he’s in a stable condition there today and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.Gardaí sealed off the scene of the collision for a forensic investigation with officers in Glenties appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.The incident happened after another day of heavy rain across the county left many roads in a treacherous condition.Met Eireann is warning that more heavy rain tonight and tomorrow will hit Donegal, with no sign of any settled weather for another week at least.  DRIVER RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER ROAD SMASH was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 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:Ardaracar crashGarda accidentletterkenny hospitalThe Nicklast_img read more

‘FRIENDS OF HOSPITAL’ CALL ON SAOLTA TO SEND SURGEON FROM GALWAY TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgThe Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital have called on the Saolta Group to send a breast surgeon from University College Hospital Galway to Donegal to see breast cancer patients here. The call came in a statement issued to Donegal Daily by the group.The statement said the Friends would like to express their support and solidarity for the Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital. The Friends was formed in 1992 by the people of Donegal and staff from the Hospital to promote and assist the development of new services in Letterkenny General Hospital so that patients would not have to travel to hospitals in Dublin and Galway for services that they are entitled to get locally.Many of the cancer services available right now in Letterkenny General Hospital can point to the input of the Friends at the outset in establishing these services.The Friends see patients from Donegal travelling to Galway to access an essential service while that very same service exists in the Hospital as a retrograde step.A spokesman told Donegal Daily “The Friends was set up to address some of the disadvantages faced by the people in Donegal and its looks like these disadvantages are being formalised instead of being addressed. “The people of Donegal are entitled to the same quality and convenience of access to services as people who live elsewhere in the country, that’s why it is not acceptable for people to have to travel 160 miles and more to get access to the service.“It is frustrating to see people having to pass by a vacant unit, fully staffed – the only piece missing is a Breast Care Surgeon.”Donal Kelly, Chairperson of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital said “We are calling on the CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group to facilitate one of the Breast Care Surgeons in UCHG to travel to Letterkenny General Hospital to see patients who are outside acceptable waiting times.“Mr Michael Sugrue and his team at Letterkenny General Hospital can count on the ongoing support of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital and we will be writing to the Minister to express our views and our support for this service”.‘FRIENDS OF HOSPITAL’ CALL ON SAOLTA TO SEND SURGEON FROM GALWAY TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 26th, 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:cancerdonegalFriends of the Hospitallast_img read more

Watch: Red-robed protestors stage demonstration in Letterkenny

first_imgChristmas shoppers in Letterkenny had to do a double-take this morning when an eye-catching parade made its way down the Port Road.Seven women, dressed in red robes with facepaint, staged a ‘Red Rebel’ performance protest as part of the Extinction Rebellion global movement for climate action.The women acted out a silent demonstration outside An Grianan Theatre before making their way to Letterkenny Shopping Centre. The XR ‘Red Rebel Brigade’ performance protest outside An Grianan Theatre, 20th December 2019The peaceful protest is part of the Extinction Rebellion activist movement, which aims to call on governments and corporations to take urgent action against climate change.An XR member told Donegal Daily: “It is really worrying and frustrating that as the climate crisis is getting more severe all the time, that neither governments nor corporations are giving it the energy and commitment that’s needed, so we are reaching out to alert more ordinary people to what’s happening and to hopefully get more people on board for participating in peaceful climate action in whatever shape they feel comfortable to. This is an emergency!”The XR ‘Red Rebel Brigade’ performance protest outside An Grianan Theatre, 20th December 2019 Watch: Red-robed protestors stage demonstration in Letterkenny was last modified: December 20th, 2019 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