‘I Would Have Voted against It’

first_imgVP Jewel Howard Taylor: “My parents came from nowhere but they understand the importance of giving anyone a sound education…”Bong County Senior Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor has stated that had she been present, she would have voted against the amendment to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Act, which was recently passed with unanimous consent by the Senate.Senator Taylor, a trained banker and Chair of the Senate Committee on Autonomous Commissions and Agencies, was speaking in Monrovia last week in the wake of mixed public reactions to the passage of the controversial amendment to the CBL Act by both Houses of the Legislature.“I was not here when that law was passed. I was in Accra, (Ghana) representing the Senate at a meeting there; but if I [had been here], I would have voted against it,” Senator Taylor declared.The Bong County lawmaker stated that there was a need for the Legislature to craft a holistic law that would apply to all officials serving at a particular level in government, instead of one that targets a particular entity and its officials.“You now have a group of governors — not just Mills Jones — every governor at CBL is now barred from taking part in the 2014 elections. I am not even talking about 2017. I was hoping that we would do that in the Code of Conduct that would set a certain level across the board… [without discrimination],” Senator Taylor lamented.“There must be a holistic law that looks at everyone at a particular level, instead of one law that seems to be targeting the Central Bank of Liberia and all of its officials. I made a comment the other day without knowing that they would have this problem,” the outspoken female lawmaker declared.“If there are issues of mismanagement or misusing money, there are opportunities to deal with that as an issue; but to go and put in place a law?”The Senate passed the bill unanimously before sending it to the House of Representatives, which concurred with zero tolerance for dissent. The speed with which the bill was passed earned it the nickname ‘4G bill’.Having voiced her disagreement with the recently passed bill, Senator Taylor opined that the matter must now be taken from where it is.“There are people who have already taken the issue to court (Supreme Court). Maybe they can use the opportunity to go back,” she suggested.In a related development, the former First Lady of Liberia has praised her colleagues in the Liberian Senate for the recent passage of the portion of the Electoral Reform Laws which stipulates that:  “In submitting to the National Elections Commission a list of its candidates for elective office, a political party or coalition should endeavor to ensure that the governing body and its list of candidates has no less than 30% of its members from each gender.”She said the development could not have come at a better time than on the eve of the week when the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. She particularly thanked her sister, Madam Sandra Howard, whom she recalled was among the crafters of the law that created the Gender and Development Ministry during the regime of her ex-husband, former President Charles Taylor.With the coming to power of Liberia’s and Africa’s first democratically-elected female President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Senator Taylor said the glass ceiling has been broken and marks the beginning of how far Liberian women can go.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking: Father, son found dead in Campbellville house

first_imgA father and his son were earlier today found dead in their Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville home after tenants complained of a stench emanating from the house. The two men were not seen for the past three days.Dead are 29-year-old Vickash Liliah and 62-year-old Deonarine Luliah. Both bodies have marks of violence and the home was reportedly ransacked. More details in Wednesday July 11th edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

first_img0Shares0000CoutinhoLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered. Coutinho, who is currently sidelined with a back injury, responded by handing in a transfer request that was turned down by Liverpool’s American owners.But after Wednesday’s Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid, Barcelona’s general manager Pep Segura told Catalan television station TV3: “We are close to Coutinho and (Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane) Dembele.“We are discussing their deals but do not know when it will be done.” Asked if he expected them to sign, he added: “Yes, we expect it.”However, Klopp is adamant there have been no more developments and the two clubs are not even in discussions.“I saw the game (Real-Barcelona) but I forgot to watch the interviews afterwards. Nothing to say from our side,” Klopp told reporters on Thursday.“I don’t know why other people are saying what they are saying; I don’t even know them — especially this guy, I’ve never even met him.”Quizzed on whether there had been any recent talks at all, Klopp added: “I am not sure I have to answer this only because we have said what we have to say, or the club said what we have to say.“No news from me because no-one told me anything different since we spoke last time about this.”There have been suggestions Coutinho could agitate for a move by effectively going on strike, but while he is still injured that is impossible.Klopp conceded it is a tricky situation for all parties, but was keen not to be seen criticising the Brazilian’s attitude.“To be honest I have nothing to say about his attitude because since he has had a back problem he has obviously not been in training,” he said.“I asked the medical department how he is doing and there are no complaints so that is how it is. There is nothing bad to say about this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann – reports

first_img0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has a 100 million euro ($118 million) buyout clause © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Dec 17 – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.The French international, who has been Atletico’s top scorer for the past three seasons, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the past. However, Barca appear willing to meet his 100 million euro ($118 million) buyout clause as they seek to again unite Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez with a prolific attacker following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in August for a world record 222 million euros.“Barca settled on Griezmann as an objective for 2018 and they spoke with his entourage to see if he was willing to wear the blue and red shirt,” reported Barcelona-based Mundo Deportivo.“After receiving a ‘yes’ in response, an agreement was reached with the French goalscorer involving Pep Segura, Barca’s general manager, and Robert Fernandez, the director of football.“President Josep Maria Bartomeu has now entered to finalise the operation.” the newspaper reported adding that “Bartomeu met recently with Griezmann’s family to eat in Barcelona.”Griezmann, 26, agreed to sign a new contract with Atletico in June after the club had an appeal against a transfer ban rejected.The top scorer at Euro 2016, Griezmann said it would have been “dirty” to walk out on the club when they couldn’t replace him until January.However, Atletico coach Diego Simeone accepted this week that Griezmann’s departure is inevitable. Many of Atletico’s other outstanding players, including strikers Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa, have also left in recent years for pastures new.“Of course Griezmann will be able to leave at some point, as Diego Costa, Diego Ribas and Arda Turan have gone,” Simeone told French sports daily L’Equipe.“If a player comes to me and says, ‘coach, I have a chance of a lifetime and want to leave’, and if he’s left everything on the pitch for me like Griezmann, I’ll say, ‘no problem’.”Atletico are also likely to come under financial pressure to sell after moving into a new 310-million euro stadium in September and falling to make it into the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in five years.The club have also already committed to nearly 100 million euros in transfers for January with Costa returning from Chelsea and Spanish international Vitolo joining from Sevilla.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hart pens new five-year deal at Manchester City

first_img England and Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has extended his stay at the club, signing a new deal that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2019.He becomes the latest man to commit his future to the defending Premier League champions after Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksander Kolarov and David Silva all penned new deals.The 27-year-old told the club’s official site: “I’m really happy, I’ve been here a long time now and I want to keep that going.“The new deal means I get to stay longer – the club’s doing amazing things at the moment, we’ve created history and we want to keep doing that.“Wanting to stay here was never going to be an issue for me – I’ve loved every moment since I joined.” 1last_img


first_imgServices operating normallyMaternity, Dialysis and Chemotherapy services have not been affected by flood damage. The hospital is providing limited Paediatric services for GP referred patients who do not need access to radiology services. The Laboratory service is operating with some limitations. Patients whose appointments are being rescheduled are being contacted directly to advise them of individual arrangements. A GP referred Orthopaedic Minor Injuries Unit is up and running for patients who are referred to the hospital by a GP. Please note this is not a walk-in service and patients have to be referred following a GP consultation. InpatientsWe have discharged patients who were well enough to go home, go to a Community Hospital or nursing home. Patient safety and welfare is our paramount concern and all patients currently in the hospital are being cared for in a safe manner.Emergency Department As a top priority we are working to re-establish diagnostic radiological capability using mobile equipment to enable us to set up a temporary Emergency Department at the hospital. A range of recovery projects are underway including the decontamination and sterilisation of equipment to restore full functionality and a project to restock the affected areas of the hospital with critical supplies. In the interim, emergency admissions continue to be diverted to Altnagelvin Hospital, South West Acute (Enniskillen) and Sligo Regional Hospitals. Our clinical team liaise with these hospitals regularly and we are extremely appreciative of their support.Outpatient ServicesAlmost two thirds of the Outpatient clinics continue to be provided onsite or in community facilities. Patients are individually contacted to advise them of any changes to location and time of their appointment.§ Maternity services are unaffected by the flood damage;§ Chemotherapy services continue in the hospital;§ Dialysis patients continue to receive a full dialysis service in the hospital;§ Orthopaedic fracture clinics have been relocated to Donegal Community Hospital, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm; § Endoscopy services are in place since 31 July;§ Some outpatient clinics are being relocated to the NoWDOC Centre in Oldtown, Letterkenny or to the Breastcare clinic in Letterkenny Hospital Nurses Home;§ The hospital is providing limited paediatric (children) services for GP referred patients who do not require radiology services;§ The Laboratory service is operating and § Antenatal Classes have relocated to Letterkenny Women’s Centre, Port Road (opposite An Grianan Theatre), Letterkenny. Next class will be on 12 August.Surgical ServicesMinor local anaesthetics will be carried out at the Scally Practice, Letterkenny from Monday 12 August. We are appointing suitable patients in order of clinical priority and all patients for surgery will be contacted directly by the hospital either by telephone or by letter. Day Case medical patients are being accommodated in the Day Services Unit in the hospital. Full endoscopy service for both inpatients and outpatients is up and running. Some surgery has been relocated to Galway University Hospitals and is being undertaken by Letterkenny Hospital clinical staff.StaffStaff are working around the clock to care for patients and to restore services as soon as possible. Approximately 30 staff from Letterkenny are assisting at Altnagelvin and Sligo Hospitals.Ambulance ServiceThe National Ambulance Services (NAS) has provided an additional seven ambulances from the onset of the flooding at LGH. These resources have primarily been put on at night shifts to build in a level of resilience and capacity to deal with the non availability of the emergency department and other services at LGH. We continue to monitor the situation with LGH to access service needs. The NAS in discussions with LGH management have reconfigured service needs to maintain a frontline emergency service.VisitingVisiting has been restored; a clean zone has been established between the wings of the hospital and visiting is back to normal visiting hours 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm daily. Please follow all hand hygiene procedures and comply with any instructions from staff to ensure the clean zone remains uncontaminated.Information linksPatients can get the latest information on or from Letterkenny General Information line – (074) 9109160.HSE PATIENT UPDATE FOR LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: August 9th, 2013 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


first_imgDONEGAL County Councillors talked into the early hours before agreeing a budget for 2013.Just over €133M will be spent this year – a drop of €15M on 2012.Various proposals from Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael were all defeated before the latter two met at 4am. By 5am a deal was done and the proposal passed. COUNCILLORS IN 5AM BUDGET AGREEMENT was last modified: January 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Security at Rose Bowl goes higher-tech

first_imgPASADENA – Security will be at its usual peak at Wednesday’s national championship Rose Bowl football game, but this year the Pasadena police will be taking a much closer look at stadium spectators. Last summer the city finished installing a 24-camera surveillance system that is operated from a command post above the Rose Bowl press boxes. Pasadena police Officer Mark Oberon demonstrated a few of the system’s capabilities Thursday. The department did not want to reveal everything, citing security precautions. “You can see every square foot inside and 360 degrees outside” the stadium, Oberon said, operating a joystick to scan the parking lots outside the Rose Bowl. The $75,000 system was funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. It includes 13 monitors, some with split screens, to show images of gates, turnstiles and the concourse from multiple cameras. With its zooming capabilities, the system picks up enough detail to see a face in a crowd or read the license plate of a suspicious vehicle. The officer operating the joystick can observe action as far away as about a quarter-mile from the stadium. Cmdr. Chris Vicino of the Pasadena Police Department said the cameras allow an officer to watch “a very particular tight zone or person, and follow them, shifting from one camera to the next, all throughout the Bowl.” In a separate effort, today marks the launch of the fifth annual Parade Watch program by the Pasadena Police Department. Parade Watch is modeled after a Neighborhood Watch program and enlists volunteers to contact RV and motor home owners along the parade route to encourage them to watch for suspicious activity. Any vehicle parked within a block of the parade route is subject to search, and people are asked not to leave any unattended vehicle parked within a block of the route. Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to report it at (626) 744-4241. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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

Men’s Basketball Falls In the Final Minute At Bradley, 73-70

first_img Next Game: Full Schedule Roster at Missouri State 2/24/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (HTML) Story Links Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (PDF) Preview PEORIA, Ill. – Bradley’s Donte Thomas connected on what proved to be a game-winning three-pointer with 23 seconds left to defeat the Drake University men’s basketball team, 73-70, Saturday night at Carver Arena.”It was well guarded, was what we would have wanted and a good player made a heck of a play,” Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti said of the possession that led to the game-winning shot as the shot clock expired.The three-pointer was the only one of the evening for Thomas who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds while Antoine Pittman had a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting for Bradley (5-24, 3-13 MVC).Drake (6-22, 1-15 MVC) was paced by a pair of 20-point scorers. Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) added 20 points and four assists. The Bulldogs held a 9-point, 61-52, lead with 6:30 left that evaporated during the next 3:30 as Bradley went on a 13-2 run to take a two-point, 65-63, lead on five-straight points from Pittman. Pittman scored 18 of his career-high 20 points in the second period and seven during that run.Drake tied the game twice in the next two minutes before Thomas’ three-pointer put the Braves up for good. “They scored on 10 of their last 11 possession and you’ve got to be able to get stops,” Giacoletti said. “You have to play defense without fouling and trust in each other. We have to learn how to finish and get stops to win games.”Drake opened up the game by making 5-of-7 three-point shots including an early barrage of three-pointers from Abrahamson to carry a 41-32 lead into intermission. Abrahamson finished the half with 14 points while Timmer added 12 points and three assists. Timmer’s final points of the half came on a three-pointer with 1:23 left in the period to give Drake its biggest lead of the half at 41-30. Drake finished the half shooting 57.1 percent from the field and held Bradley without a field goal for the final 3:30 to build up that lead. “We were pretty dialed in and efficient,” Giacoletti said of the first half. “I feel awful for these guys to lead 30-to-35 minutes and we can’t find a way to sneak one out.”Drake finished the game shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range but faced an 8-rebound deficit on the glass despite Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) hauling in a career-high seven rebounds while Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added five.The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for their final road game of the season at Missouri State. Tipoff from the Bears’ JQH Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The Inishowen Rabbit Catcher snares a new audience after documentary!

first_img“The Last Rabbit Catcher” a documentary highlighting the life and work of professional Rabbit controller & Inishowen man, Steven McGonigal aired on BBC 1 Northern Ireland recently.Produced by Northern Ireland company, Westway productions, the producers behind the fantastic Lesser Spotted Ulster presented by Joe Mahon, who is no stranger to our screens, the documentary was received fantastically well by the public.The programme followed Steven as he went about his daily work as a Rabbit controller and highlighted the traditional methods he uses and how everything goes back into the food chain. Steven discusses his work and life in depth and his disdain for the modern method of gassing rabbits, preferring instead the traditional methods used for centuries which are humane and environmentally friendly. Carndonagh veterinary surgeon, Anne Scott makes an appearance in the programme as well as Steven takes his dog Fudge for a check up at her surgery.Speaking on the documentary Steven said the film has gone down really well.“Working with the Westway team and Joe Mahon was a great experience, it gave me a great opportunity to show Country Sports in its true light and it has been received incredibly well.“My aim from the start was for our sports to be shown as they are and not how they are perceived, and I think the team did an outstanding job. “I received many, many messages of support from both inside the country sports community and well beyond, it has been truly amazing”.The programme is still available to view on BBC Iplayer for the next 30 days.The Inishowen Rabbit Catcher snares a new audience after documentary! was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 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:BBCdocumentarydonegalInishowenThe Last Rabbit Catcherlast_img read more