President Sirleaf Returns Today

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives home today from Durban, South Africa after participating in the 10th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf will upon arrival attend a thanksgiving service at the United Methodist Church on Ashmun Street, Monrovia. Today is the eve of her 78th birthday,President Sirleaf left the country last Tuesday to attend the IAPB, a global alliance of civil society organizations, corporate and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.The theme of the 10th General Assembly was ‘stronger together.’The Minister of Justice Frederick Cherue served as Coordinator of the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph Boakai while the President was out of the country.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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VC calls in Police to probe theft at UG

first_imgThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been called in to probe allegations of theft at the University of Guyana’s Information and Communication Technology department.UG’s Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith said on Tuesday that he has asked the Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of equipment and misconduct of staff members.According to a release coming out of the VC’s office, the Manager of the Centre and several employees have been sent on leave as an interim measure to allow the investigation to proceed without disruption of evidence, and to preserve a safe, orderly, and professional work environment. The release said a temporary manager has been identified to oversee the operations of the Centre during the conduct of the investigation. In meeting with the relevant CIT staff and CID officials on Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Griffith voiced his commitment to having the appropriate action taken by the Police after the investigation ends.Additionally, the Public Telecommunication Ministry has been asked to conduct a forensic audit of the CIT operations at the Turkeyen and Berbice campuses and the four centres of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education located at Anna Regina, Georgetown, Linden and New Amsterdam. The audit begins today.The Vice Chancellor also briefed the Presidents of the two university unions and the students’ society, as well as relevant university leaders on the development. He also wishes to assure the university community that the Centre’s service to students and staff will be normal while the CID conducts its comprehensive investigation and the Public Telecommunications Ministry undertakes an institution-wide audit of the CIT, which has been plagued with multiple challenges for some time.last_img read more

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Michelle Mungall willing and has met with various government, groups during Peace Region visit

first_img“It was really wonderful and what they really wanted to highlight was the importance of building local economy and ensuring that local communities get the benefit of industry and I couldn’t be more on board.That specific request is exactly what is in our four conditions for LNG. Those four conditions are a road map to success and that is exactly how industry is seeing them.”Mungall says she didn’t visit Site C, as the project is now before the BC Utilities Commission.“It’s an independent process and I’m very cognizant that ensuring independence is retained.”Advertisement This wasn’t Mungall’s first trip to the Peace Region. She has been here before both as opposition critic and during her childhood.“Not my first time at all. I was up in this area two years ago as opposition critic for advanced education and then as a child, I spent a lot of my time in the Peace River country. My parents and my family are from this region but on the Alberta side.”In a media scrum on Friday at the Dawson Creek Rodeo and Exhibition, Mungall also addressed the notion that the BC NDP and the Greens are going to kill jobs.“This notion that it is a brown versus green and that jobs and the environment don’t come together, that’s old and we need to get past that. I think most people are already past that but the reality is, is that it is about protecting our water, land and air as well as ensuring that we have good family supporting jobs in every region of the province. That’s our way forward, that’s our roadmap forward and that is what a lot of industries are really excited to work on.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall is in the Peace Region this weekend and has already had numerous productive meetings with government officials and various other groups.Speaking with Energeticcity.ca on Saturday morning, Mungall also addressed the press release that was sent out by the BC Liberal Caucus which included Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier and Peace River North MLA Dan Davies calling on Mungall to sit down with concerned residents in the area.“It was an odd press release coming from them. Especially since what they are asking me to do, is exactly what I’m doing. I’m meeting with industry leaders, I had a really great round table discussion this morning and yesterday I was going to various job sites and speaking with the people that work at those sites as well as First Nations Leaders and I started speaking local government yesterday – Mayor Ackerman and Mayor Fraser and then today doing another round table with local government. That’s what I’m doing this entire two day trip is really getting a sense of what are the local concerns and what they want to see from the new NDP government.”Mungall says that it was clear that the BC Liberals were trying to score political points with their press release and request.“There are really serious issues going on here around local economic development and people wanting certainty with their jobs and I just don’t think it’s an appropriate time to be playing political games, so the two local MLAs could have called me with anyone specific they wanted me to meet and they knew I was coming. All the same, I phoned and left a message at MLA Bernier’s office. I did leave him a message letting him know that I would be happy to meet with anybody he would like to suggest so I await his reply.”- Advertisement -The Minister says her meetings with Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman and District of Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser were ‘fantastic’.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal transfer news: Done deal but does this show it was a mistake?

first_imgOk, it may have only been training, but Lukas Podolski looked very sharp for a player deemed not good enough by Arsene Wenger, as the German took part in his first session with Inter Milan.The attacker even proved that his left foot still works, with this smart finish, to ask questions as to why he struggled for game time at Arsenal this season.With the Gunners also looking to loan out Yaya Sanogo – Bordeaux looks the likeliest destination – was it the right decision by Wenger?last_img

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Around Whittier

first_imgAlso, if you have a photograph of major damage to your home at the time, provide that as well. Submit entries by e-mail to news.wdn@sgvn.com, Attn. QUAKE; fax to (562) 698-0450; or mail to 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. No phone calls, please. Deadline for submissions is Friday. Band rehearsals to start today WHITTIER – Were you shaken up by the Whittier Narrows earthquake 20 years ago? If so, we want to hear from you. Tell us, in 200 words or less, your best memory from the Oct. 1, 1987, event that reshaped our community. Selected entries will be included in a special section this newspaper plans to publish on the 20th anniversary of the magnitude-5.9 temblor. NORWALK – The Norwalk All-City Youth Band will begin rehearsals from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave. The band also practices Thursdays. It is open to youths ages 14-21. There are no auditions to join, but members need some musical background on woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments in order to participate. There also are openings on the drill team, banner and tall flag squads that perform with the band. For more information, call Tom Philips, director of the Norwalk All-City Youth Band, at (562) 212-2263. Whittier library opening collection WHITTIER – The Whittier Public Library, 7344 Washington Ave., is opening its Adult Learning Resources Collection today. The collection is for adult new readers and has source materials on a variety of topics, including job education, child development, health and nutrition, citizenship, math, writing and bilingual and ESL materials. For further information, call (562) 464-3450. Montebello plans `Wall of Honor’ MONTEBELLO – The city will hold a 9/11 Memorial Service from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Montebello City Park, 1300 Whittier Blvd. In addition to remembering those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and on Flight 93, the city will be building a “Wall of Honor” for those currently serving or who have served the country. Everyone is invited to come and decorate a tile in honor of their loved ones who have served in the military or are currently serving. Art supplies will be provided by the city. The wall will be displayed at City Hall, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., throughout September. For information, call the Montebello Parks and Recreation Department at (323) 887-4544. Council to consider police facility pact WHITTIER – The City Council at its 6:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting will consider awarding a contract expected to total about $2.4 million to WMM Associates of Los Angeles to handle the architectural and engineering for a new police station. The firm already has been working with city officials on the new station, having been selected in January 2005 to provide design services. Construction is expected to begin in July 2008 and take 21 months. Cost is estimated at $34.7million. The council meets at City Hall council chambers, 13230 Penn St. For more information, call (562)945-8200. Magic show set at Norwalk library NORWALK – Magician Tony Daniels will present “The Harry Potter Magic Show,” at 4p.m. Tuesday at Norwalk Regional Library, 12350 Imperial Highway, Norwalk. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 868-0775. `Cafe Parnell’ to open at park WHITTIER – “Cafe Parnell,” which has live music, coffee and refreshments, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Cost is $2 per person For more information, call (562) 464-3350. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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DONEGAL ANIMAL GROUP WELCOMES LARGEST FAMILY OF RESCUED DONKEYS

first_imgIt may struggle from day-to-day to find the much needed cash to keep going.But the Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe just can’t seem to say ‘no’!The group is this week “making way” for their biggest ever arrival of new family members. No less than 10 donkeys will be arriving at the centre on Saturday from Mayo after their elderly owner died.Another two donkeys are also expected shortly bringing the total number to 12 donkeys to arrive this week.The sanctuary recently came to the aid of Bobby the Donkey which was found trampled by a bull at outhouses near Fanad Head.A petition to raise awareness of cruelty to donkeys and to build a statue to ‘Bobby’ has so far gathered more than 1,000 names.  DONEGAL ANIMAL GROUP WELCOMES LARGEST FAMILY OF RESCUED DONKEYS was last modified: January 26th, 2012 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:donkeyRaphoe Donkey Sanctuarylast_img read more

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House votes to shield ‘pledge’ from attacks in federal courts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We are making an all-out assault on the Constitution of the United States which, thank God, will fail,” said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The pledge bill would deny jurisdiction to federal courts, and appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme Court, to decide questions pertaining to the interpretation or constitutionality of the pledge. State courts could still decide whether the pledge is valid within the state. The legislation grew out of a 2002 ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the pledge is unconstitutional when recited in public schools. The Supreme Court in 2004 reversed that decision on a technicality, saying Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow did not have legal standing to sue on behalf of his daughter because the mother had custody of the child. Newdow has since revived the case and last year a U.S. District judge ruled in his favor. Newdow, an attorney and medical doctor, said in an interview that he hoped the bill would pass to expose the aims of its supporters. “They’re willing to ruin this country so they can keep their God in our country. I love the fact that they are having a vote.” He said he expected a final ruling in his case in about a year. Supporters argued that the “under God” phrase, added to the pledge in 1954, was intrinsic to the nation’s heritage and traditions and must be shielded from unelected judges. Davison Douglas, a professor at the William and Mary School of Law, said constitutional scholars are divided over whether such congressional restrictions on judicial review would pass constitutional muster. He noted that “past efforts to bar all federal court review of hot-button social issues have consistently failed. Hence, if this bill is enacted, it would be a highly significant landmark in terms of congressional efforts to control the actions of federal courts.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The House, citing the nation’s religious origins, voted Wednesday to protect the Pledge of Allegiance from federal judges who might try to stop schoolchildren and others from reciting it because of the phrase “under God.” The legislation, a priority of social conservatives, passed 260-167. It now goes to the Senate where its future is uncertain. “We should not and cannot rewrite history to ignore our spiritual heritage,” said Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. “It surrounds us. It cries out for our country to honor God.” Opponents said the legislation, which would bar federal courts from ruling on the constitutional validity of the pledge, would undercut judicial independence and would deny access to federal courts to religious minorities seeking to defend their rights. last_img read more

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Mark English pulls up during Cork race to leave World hopes in doubt

first_imgMARK ENGLISH’S hopes of qualifying for the 2019 World Athletics Championships hit a stumbling block tonight when the Letterkenny man pulled up during a race in Cork.English, a three-time European medalist – including an indoor bronze from this year’s version in Glasgow – stepped off the track with around 200m to go.English was competing in the 800m at the BAM Cork City Sports at Cork Institute of Technology. The 26-year-old Letterkenny man recently won his seventh Irish 800m title last month in 1:48.15 and has been chasing the 1:45 standard to make it to Doha.English finished second in the 800m at the European Team Championships on Sunday.Isaiah Harris won the 800m race in 1:47.42.English was fourth at the bell and there didn’t seem any indication of difficulty but, with around a quarter of the race to go, English withdrew. He had been due to take part in the Diamond League in Birmingham this Sunday, but it remains to be seen whether the Donegal man will be able to go under starter’s orders.Mark English pulls up during Cork race to leave World hopes in doubt was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 World Athletics Championshipsdohaletterkennymark englishUCD AClast_img read more

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Manchester United ‘can sign’ Toni Kroos for just £50m this summer

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE The German international has not scored and has just three assists this season.He is under contract until 2022 but has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League.Kroos was on the verge of joining United in 2013 and they had an agreement in place, when David Moyes was the manager, but the Scot’s sacking led to the deal falling through. huge blow RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Toni Kroos’ move to United fell through in 2013 Manchester United can reportedly sign Toni Kross from Real Madrid for just £50million this summer.Kroos has been a long-term target for the Red Devils and had agreed to join them in 2013 while he was at Bayern Munich, but later changed his mind. 2 2 Kroos has won three Champions League titles with Real Madrid REVEALED no dice REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury He then signed for Madrid and has gone on to win three Champions League titles and one La Liga trophy.The Sun report that the 29-year-old is keen to reignite his career elsewhere after a disastrous season with the Spanish club. REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF He then went on to move from Bayern to Madrid for £27million in July 2014.Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in Kroos and are lining-up a £68million bid, according to the Daily Mail.last_img read more

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Arsenal legend brands host a ‘disgrace’ and demands apology over Bergkamp snub

first_img“Adrian Durham doesn’t know anything about football if you don’t pick him.” 😡“It’s a disgrace! He has to apologise.”@talkSPORTDrive left Dennis Bergkamp out of his top 5 Dutch players in #PL @MartinKeown5 is fuming 👀 pic.twitter.com/NEpXPy2tC0— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 1, 2019“I just feel that Adrian Durham, he clearly doesn’t know anything about football.“If you don’t pick him in the top five – have you renewed his contract? Because that’s ridiculous.“If you’ve got a footballing opinion and want to take some sense, then don’t wind us up by telling us that.“It’s a disgrace, on behalf of the Bergkamp family I have to argue that Bergkamp was definitely in the top five of Dutch players that have come to this country.“He has to [apologise] because it doesn’t stack up.” “Bergkamp isn’t in his top 5!? You are joking! Wow!” 😳“He may be #Arsenal’s best ever.” 🙌“Bergkamp was a genius.” 👏Bergkamp isn’t in @talkSPORTDrive’s top 5 Dutchmen to play in the PL @RealRomfordPele explains why he should be number one! ☝️🤝 with @ArnoldClark pic.twitter.com/EwqNrmVOhR— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 1, 2019“He was a genius, I was lucky to play alongside him in the same teams.“He was such an intelligent player, he would always get in the right place at the right time, he’d always make the right decision at the right time.”Parlour’s former teammate and fellow Arsenal icon Martin Keown added: “If you spoke to all of these individuals they’d have to say Bergkamp has to be in there.“He was an absolute football God, a genius on the football pitch, it was like watching a ballerina with the balance that he had… Getty Images – Getty 1 The trio played together at Arsenal for nine years between 1995-2004 Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Arsenal vs Wolves at 3pm! Adrian Durham caused a stir earlier this week as he revealed his list of the top five Dutchmen ever to play in the Premier League.A couple of notable omissions from the Drivetime host led to controversy with Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp the stand-out name missing. “If Bergkamp was so good, why didn’t #AFC win the Champions League or back-to-back titles?”🤔 “Never scored more than 20 goals in a Premier League season… he was there for 10 years!.”❌@talkSPORTDrive fires back at Martin Keown in style on the Bergkamp debate🔥 pic.twitter.com/1BV04HpwV1— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 1, 2019 ✅ 5. van der Sar ✅ 4. van Dijk ✅ 3. Robben ✅ 2. Stam ❓ 1. ……@talkSPORTDrive’s all-time top 5 Dutchmen to play in the #PLWho should take the crown? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/0kFosSIX11— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 30, 2019In his place was Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jaap Stam, Arjen Robben, Virgil van Dijk and Edwin van der SarUpon hearing about this, Ray Parlour – who played with Bergkamp at Arsenal for several years – replied: “What? You’re joking? Bergkamp’s not in the top five?“Dennis was such a great player, he’ll probably go down – or be very close to – Arsenal’s best ever player.last_img read more

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