CRC Requests Meeting With Senate

first_imgThe Constitution Review Committee (CRC) has written the Senate requesting a meeting to presenting the preliminary summary of views expressed by citizens during the consultations and sectorial meetings in 73 Electoral Districts and the diaspora.According to a communication from the CRC dated February 18 and read before plenary last Thursday, during the requested meeting, which is expected to be held this week, the statistical analysis of the views of the Liberian people will be presented.The communication, signed by the chairperson of CRC, Cllr Gloria M. Musu-Scott also noted that during the meeting, her Committee will present to the Senate an update on the process and information on the remaining milestones to be achieved for the successful amendment of the 1986 Constitution to reflect the aspirations of the Liberian people.  The next milestone in the review process, done in collaboration with experts from the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), is for that body to convene a National Constitution Conference to validate the views and recommendations gathered from the people, and obtain consensus on the formulated proposed amendments to the Constitution, according to CRC.The conference will be convened in the city of Gbarnga, Bong County from March 22-26.  It may be recalled that the 1986 Constitution was drafted in Gbarnga in 1985.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC Councillor jailed for 18 months

first_imgEmbattled Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor, Abel Seetaram, who was last month found guilty of feloniously wounding his cousin following a drinking spree, was on Wednesday jailed for 18 months.Embattled AFC Councillor Abel Seetaram (left) leaving court after being sentenced on WednesdayThe 36-year-old of Lot 121 B Woodley Park Village, West Coast Berbice had initially denied the allegation when he appeared before Magistrate Rhondel Weaver at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court in January last.He was found guilty of wounding Netram Rabindranauth, 54, of Lot 64 Woodley Park Village on January 21, 2018.The AFC Councillor was said to have used a piece of wood to injure Rabindranauth during an altercation after a drinking spree.Back in January, the victim of the attack had told Guyana Times that he had intervened in an argument and scuffle between Seetaram’s son and his son in order to make peace and part them.Rabindranauth recalled that it was at this point that Seetaram arrived on the scene and dealt him several blows with the piece of wood. Both men took their sons to the Police station and made reports after which the young men were held for questioning and subsequently released.Rabindranauth also reported that he had to be taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital after he sustained a broken jaw, fractured nose, and suffered internal bleeding which also saw him being transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital.Victim: Netram RabindranauthAt the scene of the confrontation, Seetaram, who was reportedly intoxicated, was heard shouting and telling persons who had gathered that no one could do him anything, since he knows “Khemraj” and is a “big boy in the Government”.Following the guilty decision in May, Attorney for Seetaram had begged for leniency and had requested a probation report.Seetaram was allowed to return to his home instead of being remanded until his sentencing as is with the case of other persons who are found guilty of criminal offences.On Wednesday, the report was presented by Probation and Welfare Officer attached to the Social Protection Ministry, Patricia Pompey. In her report, the Probation Officer stated that this is Seetaram’s third matter before the court.She said residents when asked about Seetaram said he was a quiet person but when under the influence of alcohol, becomes aggressive and outrageous. In her report to the court, the Probation Officer noted resident’s fear of Seetaram when he is drunk, saying that he needs anger management and should act in a more responsible manner.She said they (the residents) were not surprised that he was in court, noting that on one occasion he exposed his private parts to the public.Meanwhile, Attorney Horatio Edmonson in a plea of mitigation asked the court to exercise mercy and leniency, noting that Seetaram is a father of six with the youngest being 10-months-old and is the sole breadwinner for the family.Edmonson argued that the probation report referred to Seetaram as being a hardworking and industrious person, which are attributes needed in the society and as such asked for a non-custodial sentence. He noted that the Virtual Complainant (VC) and Seetaram are cousins.However, in handing down the sentence, Magistrate Weaver said Seetaram should have exercised restraint. She noted that Rabindranauth had gone as a peacemaker between his son and Seetaram’s son; however, Seetaram came as an aggressor.Magistrate Weaver said Seetaram did not consider the consequences of his actions. She noted that he was previously charged and convicted, and the nature of the offences has been escalating.Considering the facts, she said a custodial sentence is warranted and imposed the 18-month jail term.last_img read more

Injury-hit former Arsenal star Abou Diaby set for Marseille debut

first_img1 Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is in line to finally make his Marseille debut.The 29-year-old moved to the French club in the summer after his contract with the Gunners expired.The Frenchman suffered around 40 different injuries during his nine years at Arsenal and made just one appearance for the club last season.However, according to L’Equipe, he is now ready to make his debut for Marseille.The Ligue 1 side have scheduled a friendly on Friday against Nimes Olympique and Diaby is expected to feature. Abou Diaby last_img read more

DD LOCAL: SPECIAL TALK ON CONSERVATION AND DONEGAL BIRDS OF PREY

first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/ Dunkineely notes 04.01.16Donegal Birds of PreyLorcan O’Toole (Golden Eagle Trust) will give a talk entitled, ‘Donegal Raptors and Upland Management’, on Wednesday the 20th of January, Starting at 7:30pm. Venue: McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre, Sandfield (end of the L7743). For further information contact 087 2770408To Get to McGlinchey’s Field Study CentreMcGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is at the end of the L7743. Coming from Ardara, the L7743 is on the left, 0.74km (0.46miles) past Sandfield Pitch and Putt. Continue on the L7743 for 0.75km, McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is the 2 storey building on your right.Coming from Kilclooney towards Ardara, you pass the turnoff for Rosbeg on your right. The next right (0.5km or 0.33mile further on) is the L7743. Continue on the L7743 for 0.75km, McGlinchey’s Field Study Centre is the 2 storey building on your right. Naomh UltanThere was no winner of the Royal Flush Jackpot over Christmas. The numbers drawn were: 6, 12, 16 and 19. Consolation prizes went to: Rodger Meehan, Dunkineely; Terence McGinley, Ballymagowan and Pauric Fisher, Dunkineely.Likewise, there was no winner of last week’s Royal Flush Jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 5, 8, 19 and 20. Consolation prizes went to: Sheila Meehan, Dunkineely; Conal McGinley, Calhame and Rory Leahy, Mountcharles. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,020. Thank you for your support.The club held a very enjoyable Presentation Dance in the Abbey Hotel on Saturday last (2nd Jan). Special guest of honour, Anthony Molloy, along with, local hero, Martin Shovlin, presented Championship and League Winning Medals to the players.Other award winners, on the night… the award for Senior Player of the Year went jointly to Jonathan Cassidy and Cian Kennedy. The Young Player of the Year award went to Daniel Gallagher. The Reserve Player of the Year went to Michael Breslin. Special presentations were also made to Club Referee, Ronan Kennedy and Team Manager, Brendan McGready. Well done to all members who helped to organise a wonderful night.This week’s Club 25 Card Drive will be held on Friday the 8th January in Mary Murrin’s, Bruckless, starting at 8:00pm; proceeds in aid of Donegal Mountain Rescue. Church of St Joseph and St Conal, BrucklessChurch envelopes for the Church of St Joseph and St Conal are now available for 2016. If you require a box of envelopes, please call into the Sacristy after any Mass.There will be a Pilgrimage to Lourdes 18th August 2016, 5 nights – €719. The pilgrimage fully bonded and insured. Details from the Parish Office, Bruckless 074 9737015Youth Events in Methodist Hall DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:306th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30Adults 8:30 – till finishSouthwest Donegal BirdwatchersSouthwest Donegal Birdwatchers are having an outing to the Gweebara Estuary on Saturday 16th January. They will be meeting at Darnell’s Filling Station, Portnoo Road, Ardara, at 10:00am. Everybody is warmly welcome but is reminded that each person is responsible for their own safety. Please bring waterproof clothing, a packed lunch and a flask. South Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubThe current programme of both riding and stable management at MW Stables, Doorin Line, Mountcharles is continuing on Saturday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a member or just taking a look at what the Pony Club does and meet other pony club members, ring Marie Hainsworth 086 2313964.Bluestack RamblersOn Sunday the 10th January the Bluestack Ramblers will have a walk around the ‘Lough Eske Loop’. It is a 3 hour moderate walk led by Paddy Meehan; meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00am. For further info call 086 6014386.On Sunday the 17th January the Bluestack Ramblers will have a walk to Meechifin, Lough Derg. It is a 3 hour moderate walk led by Bernard McGlinchey; meeting at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town 10.00am. For further info call 086 2187609. Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.O’Donnell School of MusicMusic Lessons will be held at the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019.The Way of the HeartA group of people are going to study together ‘The Way of the Heart’ during 2016, and you are invited to join them. Their first meeting will be on Thurs 7th January at 7.30pm-9,30pm, in Dunkineely, Co. Donegal. Ring Janet on 087 6123214 for more information. This may also appeal to ‘A Course In Miracles’ students.DCL Winter Program of CoursesWe have several courses running at the moment and we are taking names for others. For enquiries, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com.Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him of her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. etc. Borrowing costs 20c per book.DCL Needs Book ShelvesDCL has recently acquired quite a few books and doesn’t have shelf space for all of them. If you have any book shelves that you would like to donate to the community, please contact us at (074)9737678 or better still, email us at dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com.DD LOCAL: SPECIAL TALK ON CONSERVATION AND DONEGAL BIRDS OF PREY was last modified: January 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Man United’s Europa League victory in numbers: impressive facts from triumph

first_img 5 Zero – Holding leads this season – The Red Devils did not lose a single game in 2016/17 when they scored the opening goal of a match – winning 37 and drawing eight. Jose’s fantastic four – click the right arrow, above, to see more facts about Manchester United’s European victory… – The triumph means Jose Mourinho now has four European trophies to his name as a manager. That puts him with the joint-second best record of any boss (alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, Bob Paisley and Nereo Rocco). Only Giovanni Trapattoni (five, with Juventus and Inter Milan) has more. Mourinho is the only boss to win both the European Cup/Champions League (two) and the UEFA Cup/Europa League (two) more than once. Manchester United added another trophy to their large collection when they beat Ajax in the Europa League final.Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the Red Devils on their way to a comfortable victory in Stockholm, writing their name in the history books once again.Jose Mourinho has won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League in his first year as manager at Old Trafford.Despite finishing sixth in the Premier League, the Red Devils’ triumph in Europe’s second competition means they will play in next season’s Champions League group stages.Click the right arrow, above, to see more facts and figures about Manchester United’s European victory…READ MOREManchester United player ratings: How Red Devils players scored in Europa League final victory over AjaxAjax 0-2 Manchester United: Premier League transfer targets rated and slated 5 Five – Manchester United in good company – United join a small list of clubs to have won all three major European trophies (UEFA Cup/Europa League, Champions League/European Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup), along with Ajax, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich. Seven – Juan Mata the lucky charm – United playmaker Juan Mata has won all seven of the major club cup finals he has started – two Europa League, one Champions League, two FA Cup, one League Cup and one Copa del Rey. 5 5 5 19 years and 205 days – Rashford record-breaker – Marcus Rashford is the youngest Englishman to start a European final since Gary Mills (18 years 198 days) for Nottingham Forest in 1980.last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO UPDATE: HORROR AS GORSE FIRE SWEEPS TOWARDS AN GRIANAN FORT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: ONE of Donegal’s most historical monuments is under threat tonight from a massive gorse fire. An Grianan Fort at Burt is threatened by the fire which broke out in the past half hour.A donegaldaily reader at the scene says the fire is being whipped up by winds and there has been no significant rainfall in that part of the county this evening.The eye-witness says the fire is around 200 yards from the ancient fort, a monument of huge significance.It’s early settlement dates back to 2000 BC and it became an important seat for the O’Neills in the 6th century. The eye-witness told us: “It is only a couple of hundred yards from the fort itself.“Fire crews have just arrived. The fire is being whipped up by the wind.”Gardai are at the scene, he said, and fire tenders arrived just after 10.10pm.The witness said a second fire has also started.More to followDDTV VIDEO UPDATE: HORROR AS GORSE FIRE SWEEPS TOWARDS AN GRIANAN FORT was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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

Woods in danger of missing Funai cut

first_img The only consolation for Woods missing the cut is that Singh’s poor play means Woods clinches the PGA Tour money title for the sixth time in his career, ending Singh’s two-year stay atop the money list. Woods looked disgusted standing over his ball in the rough on the 17th, then exasperated when the horn sounded. He walked briskly toward the clubhouse, before stopping, snarling and slamming his ball into the cart path. Quick lead: John Harris shot a tournament-tying record 9-under 62 to grab a two-shot lead after the first round of the Champion Tour SBC Championship in San Antonio. Overseas: Paul Broadhurst shot a 4-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Jose Maria Olazabal after two rounds of the Mallorca Classic. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Woods made a double bogey and a triple bogey in the same round for the first time since the 2000 Masters, and he was on the verge of missing the cut for the second time this year. Right when he thought his day couldn’t get any worse, it did. The second round was called for the day, meaning Woods will have to return this morning with slim hopes of making the cut. With 74 players at 6 under par or better – and 53 players still on the course – Woods was at 4 under and most likely needed two birdies to make the cut. That looked even more improbable when his tee shot on the 17th narrowly cleared the lake, leaving him in sticky rough under a tree about 150 yards from the hole. Woods also missed the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship in May, ending his PGA Tour record of 142 consecutive cuts that spanned seven years. At least this time, it would only be a short drive home. Woods lives about 15 minutes away from Disney. Woods was not available for comment after Friday’s play. Woods might have company. Vijay Singh twice hit into the water on the sixth hole at the Palm course and shot 71 to finish at 4-under 140, virtually assured of missing the cut for the third time this year. Tom Pernice Jr. set the pace early with a 10-under 62 on the easier Palm course to reach 15-under 129, one shot ahead of Geoff Ogilvy, who had a 66 at Magnolia. center_img Moments after the Funai Classic at Disney was suspended because of storms Friday, Tiger Woods unleashed his fury. He reared back and spiked his golf ball onto the cart path in front of the 17th green, sending it 20 feet in the air and into the pond. last_img read more

Odds narrowing on Chelsea star Abraham winning Golden Boot

first_imgCould Tammy Abraham win this season’s Golden Boot? The Chelsea striker is a man in form and could well end the season as the Premier League’s top scorer.Abraham has grasped his big chance in the Chelsea first team, scoring nine goals this season and forcing his way back into the England squad.And his rise has been reflected in the odds on sites like Sportsbettingdime.com, where you can track the odds from opening to big changes that are reflected too – he has moved all the way from +3700 to +700 in the market for Golden Boot winner.Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Liverpool’s former Chelsea man Mohamed Salah started as the early favourites, with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal not far from behind.Similar to Abraham, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has also had his odds shortened, from +1600 to +600.And the real surprise package has been Norwich’s Teemu Pukki, who has adapted well to the top flight since being a key player in the Canaries’ promotion.Pukki has found the going tougher in recent weeks, but at one stage earlier in the season his odds were drastically cut from +15000 – yes, 15 THOUSAND – to +1800.So can Abraham maintain his form and challenge for that Golden Boot? It’s certainly possible, although his first priority will be to keep his place in the Chelsea side nailed down. That place has not come easily, with Abraham impressing on loan in the Championship before finally being given a chance.Blues boss Frank Lampard has shown great faith in Abraham but has also warned him that he will lose his place the moment his form dips.Could ‘Batman’ return?That could open the door to Michy Batshuayi, who scored a cracking goal against Manchester United on Wednesday and really looked the part.It was a big chance for Batshuayi, who has so often flattered to deceive, to make a statement – and this time he did not disappoint. It was the Belgian’s fifth goal in as many games and, if Abraham goes off the boil, Batshuayi could well be a useful option later in the season.Au revoir, Olivier?While Abraham and Batshuayi battle for supremacy, Olivier Giroud appears to have reached the end of the road at Stamford Bridge.Batshuayi playing against United in place of the rested Abraham was a strong indication that Lampard sees Giroud as third-choice and it seems unlikely that the Frenchman will be at Chelsea for much longer.Two years after his move from Arsenal, Giroud seems further away than ever of being a first-choice player for the Blues. A number of clubs in his native France have been linked with him and it seems like the right time for him to move on.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Classy Warriors go old school to congratulate Raptors on NBA championship

first_imgImagine the surprise of Mr. and Mrs. Raptors fan when they opened the Toronto Star on Monday morning.The Star? It’s a newspaper.A newspaper? Think of it as a ponderously delivered, far more civil Twitter.The Warriors took out a full page ad in The Star’s Monday edition — the Raptors victory parade took place Monday — congratulating their conquerors “on their historic achievement and bringing the 2019 NBA championship to the city of Toronto.” The ad features a photo of the …last_img read more