PUL Regrets Gov’t Prolonged Closure of Chronicle Newspaper

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has expressed regret in the government’s decision to unlawfully close the National Chronicle newspaper since August last year.At a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, PUL President K. Abdullai Kamara said the Union sees this action on the part of the government as a further expression of intolerance, an unwarranted attack on the free press and the failure to utilize due process.“The abrupt, unlawful and prolonged closure of the Chronicle newspaper was a stark reminder of a difficult time in Liberian history, wherein, political and military tyranny limited the people’s right to free speech and freedom of the press. “We seriously believe this action strengthens the distrust between the government and the media, undermines the rule of law and lays to waste the fruitful collaboration that has existed between the media and the government over the years,” Mr. Kamara said.On Friday August 7, the Supreme Court passed a ruling in a Writ of Prohibition issued by the PUL against the government’s unlawful closure of the National Chronicle newspaper since August 14, 2014. The decision denied the Writ of Prohibition, but ordered the reopening of the paper.Meanwhile, Kamara said the decision by the Supreme Court to reopen the paper closes a sad chapter in the failure of the government to abide by due process of law and a reflection of their high degree of intolerance. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LIMPAC Pledges L$100K towards Hult Prize Youth Entrepreneur, Innovative Initiative

first_imgWinners and participants of the 2019 Hult Prize at the University of LiberiaThe Executive Director of the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Del-Francis Wreh has pledged L$100,000 toward the traveling cost for the winner of Hult Prize (group) who is expected to compete globally.The Hult prize is a platform that centers on youth empowerment and brings together students to compete globally by showcasing their innovative skills.  The program, held at the University of Liberia (UL) Auditorium, showcased eight competing innovative projects about job creation across different sectors and communities in Liberia.The projects and business proposals were presented by eight groups of young Liberian students of the University of Liberia.Mr. Wreh, served as a keynote speaker and an implementing partner and sponsor to the Hult Prize program held at the auditorium on the campus of the University of Liberia,  lauded the effort of the organizers and the leadership of the University of Liberia for mentoring young students under such an inspiring initiative.He admonished the students for the different ideas and projects on jobs creation at the community levels, which by extension support Pillar Two of the Government of Liberia, Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), objectively poised to take one million Liberia out of poverty over the period of five years.He expressed excitement interacting with groups of young Liberian students sharing enormous ideas on different innovative projects about creating incomes and jobs in Liberia.Their effort he lamented brings joy to him and makes him to believe that they (students) are truly the emerging leaders that can ably move Liberia forward.The LIMPAC boss lamented “I will inform Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., my boss that you have already started the implementation of the PAPD, and thank you once more for your extraordinary effort.”He further expressed LIMPAC willingness to partner with the organizers of the Hult Prize in the area of research, which he believe needs to be strengthened in Liberia to support the formulation of more innovative ideas for successful entrepreneurship and public administration.Wreh said the pledged represented LIMPAC second pledges in the space of month within 2018 towards scholarly initiatives on the campus of the University of Liberia.He recalled that during the end of November 2018 at the induction ceremony of the Lux–In-Tenebris Honors Scholars Program LIMPAC pledged L$500,000 towards the dormitory cost of scholars under the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

High calibre weapons used to kill brothers found in Region 1

first_imgHigh calibre weapons are believed to have been used in the shooting to death of the two brothers whose bodies were discovered on Thursday afternoon at Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).According to the autopsy report, the two men, Eon Mathias and his brother Rakesh, died from multiple injuries to their bodies.One brother died from three gunshot wounds to his back while the other lost his life after being tortured, chopped about his body, and shot to his back twice.The bullets exited the men’s bodies through the front.According to the pathologist’s report, the gunshot wounds were caused by “high calibre weapons”.Meanwhile, Police ranks are still investigating the double murder and are yet to make any arrests.On Thursday afternoon, Eon and Rakesh’s bodies were found less than 24 hours after they had gone missing.The duo had left their home on Wednesday afternoon on their boat to fish at Father’s Beach but was never seen alive again.Reports are that between 14:00h and 14:30h, residents near that location (including the brothers’ relatives) heard a series of gunshots being fired. The step-father of the two men immediately ventured to the location that the brothers would have been fishing at but did not locate them.He then made a report to the police and accompanied by ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), they conducted a search in the area but their efforts were futile.Fearing the worst, the man returned to his community and notified persons that his stepsons could not be found. It was on Thursday that persons around the area noticed two bodies on Father’s Beach.Upon closer inspection, they realised that the men were dead and immediately notified the police.Police Divisional Commander, Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times on Thursday that there were several gunshots wounds visible on the bodies and that one of the brothers also had several chop wounds about his body, indicating that he had been tortured before he was killed.last_img read more

Bale nets hat-trick as Wales smash sorry China 6-0

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Bale (R) of Wales steps away from Huang Bowen of China during their China Cup International Football Championship semi-final in Nanning in China’s southern Guangxi region on March 22, 2018 © AFPNANNING, China, Mar 22 – Ryan Giggs’ first game as Wales coach got off to a flying start Thursday with a 6-0 demolition of China as Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick.The Real Madrid forward scored his 29th international goal for his country to become the highest scoring Welsh player of all time, breaking Ian Rush’s record. Wales wasted no time asserting their dominance when Bale held off China defender Wang Shencao to place a shot into top left corner of the net after just two minutes.It was one-way-traffic during a match between two teams which both failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.Bale almost got a second in the 17th minute as he chased a ball forward, but Shanghai SIPG goalkeeper Yan Junling sprinted off his line to clear the ball.It seemed a only matter of time before Wales scored again and in the 21st minute Sam Vokes capitalised on defensive sloppiness to put through Bale to score his second of the night.Wales continued to enjoy complete control and scored their third when Vokes flicked Andy King’s knockdown past the outstretched fingers of Yan into the goal.And just before half time Bale laid a pass into the path of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson who celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring his first international goal.China rang the changes with a raft of substitutions at half time but Wales came out unchanged after the interval and continued to dominate their hosts.Burnley striker Vokes grabbed his second in the 58th minute with a close range finish after Wilson had sprung the offside trap to put him through on goal.Bale sealed his hat-trick in the 62nd minute after latching on to a long ball forward. He was promptly substituted before the restart and left the pitch to rapturous applause from the Chinese fans.The four-team China Cup in Nanning sees Czech Republic play Uruguay, tomorrow night. The winners play Wales in the final next Monday.Speaking after the match, China coach Marcelo Lippi said, “I don’t want to talk about the attack and defence today, I want to talk about the players attitude and performance.“I will be 70 in a month’s time. I’m still active in this role because of my passion for football, if the players I picked didn’t show the same passion then that is my failure.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Poll: Which footballer’s house is worse – Sterling’s or Neville’s?

first_imgRaheem Sterling and Phil Neville have put their millionaire mansions are up for sale, and they’re both a sight to behold…Following his £49million move to Manchester City, Sterling is moving from his palace in Liverpool, which boasts a decorated swimming pool, a barbershop, and Liverpool themed cinema and…wait for it…a Michael Jackson themed private bar.Neville’s, meanwhile, is grey – so much grey – with a personalized Everton shirt pool table.But which is worse? Cast your votes now… 1 Poll: Which footballer’s house is worse – Sterling’s or Neville’s? last_img read more

Mourinho won’t change Man United; those wanting LVG sacked need a reality check – opinion

first_imgMourinho might be available, and the chants from the club’s fans during their defeat to Norwich made it clear the Portuguese coach would be a welcome figure in Manchester. But what would he bring?Mourinho isn’t an attacking coach, he falls out often with players that challenge his authority, and his record of promoting youth players is dire. Not to mention his impossible-to-ignore third season syndrome. Is this really the man you want? Van Gaal isn’t a likeable character, with his autocratic style a major turn off at times, but there’s something about him that’s suited to Old Trafford. Maybe it’s his craving for power.For the past few weeks, and for the first time since his arrival, I can almost sympathise with Van Gaal; the chants from United’s own fans since Jose Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea will have even hurt his tough heart. He was right to cut short his latest press conference and to sarcastically wish everyone a Merry Christmas. During and after Manchester United’s defeat to Norwich City, the hashtag #LVGOUT was trending and subsequently various reports have stated the Dutchman is now walking on eggshells as far as his job is concerned.What’s wrong with you?So going out of the Champions League was tough to stomach, the style of play has been dreary, and all in all there has been little to cheer about over the past five months.But, so what? It happens.United are not a club in crisis, they are a club just nine points off top spot and going through a challenging spell, as most do at some stage in a campaign. If you want to know what a crisis really is, head over to Stamford Bridge. 5 5 5 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 5 5 The former Netherlands manager has been slightly more defensive in his approach, and cries of ‘attack, attack, attack’ may be just; but he cannot be entirely at fault for their performances. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial were kicking a ball long before they reached double digits – are United supporters suggesting Van Gaal’s coaching has limited such players to the extent that they have suddenly forgotten where the goal is? Please. The Old Trafford faithful were spoiled under Sir Alex Ferguson, but the simple fact of the matter is that towards the end of the Scot’s reign, their squad was alarmingly average. However, there has been no better manager at getting the best out of even the most ordinary of players and there may never be again.The concern now is that no coach will ever satisfy the club’s supporters; they want picture-perfect success and they are beginning to demand it now.Crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage does hurt, but their exit was far from unpredictable. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City could all have gone out at the same stage this season – a little luck, though, was on their side. And perfection in the Premier League simply isn’t possible, with the billions now being pumped into the top flight equipping those around them with the tools to significantly increase the quality in their respective ranks.It might be a cliché, but anyone really can beat anyone.And this is why the Premier League is the best competition in the world. United’s back-to-back defeats to newly-promoted Bournemouth and the Canaries isn’t good enough, but it’s not the end of the world. With little over a season-and-a-half to run on his contract, why can’t Van Gaal be judged then?This habit of crying out and demanding a manager’s head has to stop; it’s spoiling the rhythm of our beautiful game and is painting a poor – and almost embarrassing – picture of our beloved Premier League. The reality remains that the elusive 21st title could still arrive at the Theatre of Dreams, sooner rather than later.And Van Gaal could be the man to deliver it, even if it isn’t pretty.Leicester City will slip up…right?last_img read more

‘He needs a slap!’ Liverpool fans furious with summer signing

first_img Liverpool star Christian Benteke 1 Liverpool striker Christian Benteke just can’t catch a break.The Belgian was the match-winner against Leicester City on Boxing Day as his sliding strike to prod home a Roberto Firmino cross beat Kasper Schmeichel and gave the hosts a 1-0 win, but he still ended up being scalded by the Anfield faithful.With Schmeichel up for a throw-in as they game reached its dying stages, the Reds found themselves four-on-one with an empty net behind Wes Morgan. But, after charging forward, Benteke somehow hit the Jamaican international with the goal gaping.And supporters were furious, giving the £32million man plenty of stick at the ground and on social media.You can see how Liverpool fans reacted to Christian Benteke’s miss against Leicester City below…last_img read more

COUNCIL OPENS BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR ORLANDO MURDER VICTIMS

first_imgThe new Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and Donegal Youth Councillors Megan Skinnader, Bridget McDyer and Conor Farrell signed the Book of Condolence today in memory of those who were killed or injured in the Orlando tragedy which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.Members of the public can pay their respects by signing the book of condolence at the Public Service Centre at the Neil T. Blaney Road in Letterkenny during normal opening hours.The office will be open from 9am until 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday, 9am until 4.30pm on Friday and closed for lunch from 12.30pm to 1pm each day. COUNCIL OPENS BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR ORLANDO MURDER VICTIMS was last modified: June 16th, 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)last_img read more

McGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL’S 40,000 FANS AT CROKER

first_imgFOR many of us, it will have been our final – 40,000 of us at Croke Park yesterday.And every single one of us wondering where we will get tickets for the final, knowing that not all of us will.Jim McGuinness was quick to pay tribute to the Donegal supporters for the support so far. “When we stared out on the journey in the middle of May up in Breffni Park, it was a long way to the All-Ireland final, and to be there now is fantastic really for this group of players,” McGuinness said.“The support at the minute has just been fantastic. Even in the warm-up today they were chanting ‘Donegal’, which was unbelievable for our players.“Last year, we tried to put a framework in place that we could help the boys to achieve things in the game and we tried to build that over the winter. I think the supporters understand that and they understand what we’re trying to do.”He added: “We’re trying to move the thing forward, develop the lads individually and develop them as a group. “And I suppose the lesson from last year was try to get more scores on the board, and they’re aware of that as well.“They have been with us every step of the way really since Breffni Park, and I think after the 2-18 (Donegal scored) in the Ulster final there was maybe a wee bit more optimism in them that this group of players could achieve something in the All-Ireland series and they’ve come out in huge numbers as a result.”Now he is hoping some of those in the crowd yesterday will one day play for theiry county.“The boys have a great relationship with the supporters as well, and the kids and everything else,” said Jim.“It’s a great shot in the arm for Donegal football to be honest with you. We just hope now that the synergy that it creates, there will be a Michael Murphy, or a Colm McFadden, or a Rory Kavanagh in the offering in a few years’ time as a result of it.” McGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL’S 40,000 FANS AT CROKER was last modified: August 27th, 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:000 FANS AT CROKERMcGUINNESS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL’S 40last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES STAR DENISE DUNNION AWARDED SCORE OF THE YEAR

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club Notes:Club Adult Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st March 2015 in line with Official Guide Croke Park and club policy.Cost is only €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar 087 3140486 or Paul Timoney 087 2791305. Paul will be available in Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm- 9.30pm.Club Lotto: The club lotto currently stands at 5,100 euro. Last weeks numbers were 4, 5, 6 and 21.The lotto can be played online at www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact Paul Timoney on 0872791305 if interested in signing up for the lotto weekly.It costs €100 to sign up for the year, with all money going towards the upkeep of the club. Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far.The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill.Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879860192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing developments in Tir Conaill.National Club Draw Tickets: the club will be circulating tickets to certain members to buy or sell. These tickets cost €10.All monies will go towards the club with ticket stubs being returned to Croke Park for draw on 17th March 2015. Please support as this draw helps to pay club levies and registration due early January.There are a number of excellent prizes on offer, contact any senior or executive club members if interested in buying a ticket.Could we remind all sellers to return monies and stubs to Paul Timoney when sold.Score of the Year: Well done and congratulations to former club player Denise Dunnion who won score of the year in Ladies football from Jerome Quinn Media. Denise won the New York championship this year alongside Niamh Curristan, with her score coming in the final.Donegal Yearbook and book of Donegal GAA Facts: These two new excellent books are now on sale in Liam Mullins shop and Conways shop beside SuperValu.The Donegal yearbook has a club report from every club in Donegal as well as reviews of the Senior and Minor teams year.The book of Donegal GAA facts was written by Father Sean Gallagher from Gweedore. It contains all key dates in Doengal GAA history and more, an excellent piece of work.Indoor Training: Football coaching for 4 and 5 year old boys starts back on Tuesday 13th at 5:45pm in the AVS Gym. The training covers all the basics of fundamental movements and ball skils with all parents encouraged to help out. New players always welcome.Club App: We have now 127 members signed up to our FREE mobile app. This is easiest way to stay in touch with the latest club news as it can viewed via your mobile phone. If you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for Four Masters GAA Club.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store2. Search for Team App3. Install Team App to your phone4. Search for Four Masters GAA Club5. Log in and register for the Four Masters GAA Club app.6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project: Four Masters U16′s boys football team have signed up for the Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project to try and get new jerseys for 2015.They are asking for your support. 2000 points are required to get 20 new jerseys.Each bottle of lucozade sport counts as one point, with the March 31st the closing date. Text 0860523905 with your bottle code and it will be added.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email pauricharvey@hotmail.co.uk before Monday night to ensure it is included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LADIES STAR DENISE DUNNION AWARDED SCORE OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more