According the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the water in Crooked Run, a tributary of the Coal River in Boone County, West Virginia is now safe to drink after coal slurry leaked into the water supply on March 23.Coal slurry is the after product of washing coal with water and different chemicals before shipment of the coal. West Virginia DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation says the leak came from a burst pipe that spilled coal slurry for three hours; however, it is unknown how much slurry was released into the river.Residents reported the water of the Coal River appearing oily black and jelly-like. The closest water processing plant is in Lincoln County 17 miles downstream followed by the St. Albans treatment plant 35 miles down stream. Both of these facilities were immediately shut down while the spill was being investigated. The coal plant was also closed. Lincoln County’ water facility reopened their facility the following Friday after finding the waters chemical levels were at the standard level.
In addition to providing a place for discussions, organizer Emilie Prudent told 12 News the group was also gathering as a way to ‘black out’ the Fourth of July holiday. Organizers said the event was an opportunity to discuss issues of racism, police brutality and changes they would like to see made to local police policies. Prudent said the event was also intended to be a follow up to last month’s Juneteenth celebration, and an opportunity to celebrate Black culture in general. The event ran from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and included food, music and guest speakers. Prudent said, “The Fourth of July is America’s day of independence, the slaves were freed on June 19, 1865. This is not our holiday so I feel like we should not be celebrating it.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Southern Tier chapter of Citizen’s Action of New York held a ‘speak out’ at Columbus Park in Binghamton Saturday afternoon.
*NFF: He was only recommended, contract terms not concludedOlawale Ajimotokan in Abuja and Femi SolajaThe deal between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Paul Le Guen started on a curious note after the Frenchman scorned report that he had been appointed as Super Eagles Technical Adviser.Le Guen ‘s refutal was revealed by a top French journalist, Herve Penot, via the twitter handle (@hpenot_lequipe).The tweet said that Le Guen, who had once coached Cameroun, was not coming to Nigeria, because the NFF was yet to meet the terms and conditions for the said job. The Nigerian federation is enthusiastic to employ Le Guen, to drive the Eagles’ quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The NFF Technical Committee that met in Abuja had on Monday announced that Le Guen had been offered appointment as the new national coach.But Penot had tweeted in French that Le Guen would not be traveling to Nigeria as his conditions had not been met.Paul le Guen n’ira pas au Nigeria. Les conditions pas réunies pour être sélectionneur. Rien à voir aujourd’hui avec la sélection— Herve Penot (@hpenot_lequipe) July 18, 2016, said Penot’s tweets.The tweet when translated reads:.“Paul le Guen will not go to Nigeria. Conditions not met to be coach . Nothing to do with the selection”.But strangely, NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire, last night said the technical committee, only ‘recommended’ Le Guen as technical adviser, while the final decision on who to employ rested with the Executive Committee of NFF.The Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande similarly dismissed reports in local and international media of the Frenchman’s rejection of the position as simply preposterous.“The press statement was clear, to the effect that all appointments made at the Technical and Development Committee meeting were mere recommendations, which had to be deliberated upon and agreed to by the Board. No sub-committee in the NFF, except the judicial bodies, takes decisions. They only make recommendations.“In truth, the Technical and Development Committee perused the profiles of all the coaches who submitted applications and find Mr. Paul Le Guen suitable for the post. But during final negotiations, he objected to being given a target and also did not wish to live in Nigeria, which was a sore point with the board.”Yahaya-Kwande added: “The job of Head Coach of Nigeria is a very big one and there is no way anyone will get such a job without being handed a target. There is absolutely no issue with Le Guen saying he is not coming; several highly-qualified persons would be happy to be named Manager of the senior national team of Nigeria. We have a plan to take care of that eventuality.”But THISDAY gathered last night that one of the grey areas between NFF and Le Guen is on the status of the Nigerian back-up staff.It was learnt that NFF is imposing the local technical staff led by Salisu Yusuf on Le Guen, who insisted on bringing his own team to assist him in Nigeria.However, this development makes the Frenchman the second foreign coach to leave the Super Eagles post moments after being announced for the job.Former Brazilian World Cup winner in 1970, Carlos Alberto Torres, did same to the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA) in 1996 before the race for the World Cup qualifying matches to the1998 Mundial in France.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram